New release on Rebel Up out today 6 may! Muito Kaballa’s new album Little Child

Since the release of the highly acclaimed album Mamari (2021), the Muito Kaballa project has continued to develop.

The new album Little Child is filled with jazz, grooves, funk, afrobeat, soul and electronic remixes.

The compostions on the album tackle complex social problems of today; starting with the hypocrisy of the European refugee policy on ‘Inside Outside’ with the proclaiming voice by German-Nigerian afrobeat activist singer Ade Bantu. ‘Dansez! Dansez!’ is an upbeat song with influence from Congo, Angola and Malian guitar music, with the sweet licks of Belgian guitarist Juresse Amie Tieti Ndombasi.

‘No=No’ has a clear message: “Don’t protect your daughter, educate your son” on the hot topic of sexual consent and shameful male behavior. The next song, ‘Memories’, reveals a completely different side of the band in lush jazz. “Keep in mind, it makes you blind, starring in the sun”

The 8 minute soft soul composition ‘Little Child’ is for comforting one’s own inner child, with beautiful solos played by Benjamin Schneider on guitar and Saskia-Marleen Dahms on trombone.

The album concludes with 4 remixes for the dancefloor, delivered by Belgian producer Kuna Maze, Polish/Angolan duo Lua Preta, French producer La Dame and Brazilian bass producer Badsista, tipping the remix balance into female positivity.

Below you can find the 2 videoclips of ‘Inside Outside’ and ‘Little Child’

Pre-order CD & 2LP vinyl here.

Rebel Up & Friends session @ Kiosk Radio w/ Cami Layé Okún & Edna Martinez!

Yesterday we did a Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with Sebcat, Cami Layé Okún & Edna Martinez. Tune in here for their selections between jazz, latin, afro, chutney soca and global sounds!

Sunday 05.09 > Rebel Up & Friends @ Saintklet, Bxl w/ Cami Layé Okún, Edna Martinez, Fresh Nunas & SebCat

After last year’s fun, Rebel Up & Friends are coming back at Saintklet summer outdoor terrace on the Bxl canalside! with a great international lineup of special guests DJ Cami Layé Okún, Edna Martinez & Fresh Nunas, hosted by SebCat.

Cami Layé Okún (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban DJ/selector who collects vinyl records from allover the world as a way of sharing stories through music with similar organic roots. Her sound spans from the tropical to the tribal; think African and Caribbean rhythms mixed with a Latin soul and sensibility, engaging audiences and dancefloors with Cuban disco, Afro-Caribbean rarities and tropical Amazonian funky grooves. Currently based in Havana, she is so far the only local DJ that produces and promotes events in a 100% vinyl format. Since 2020 Cami hosts her own monthly show ‘Insolar’ on London’s NTS Radio where she curated sunny music from different parts of the world.
https://www.mixcloud.com/cami-lay%C3%A9-ok%C3%BAn/

Edna Martinez (Cartagena, Colombia / Berlin)
DJ / curator, artist and radio host from the Colombian Caribbean based in Berlin, Germany. Her musical selection is linked to her artistic research in which she explores autobiographical migratory routes with the concept of resistance as its axis. Her sound involves Afro-Caribbean organic rhythms, jazz bases, tribal polyrhythm, Arabic folklore, and more. She is the woman behind projects such as “Latinarab” a trip from Jaffa to the Arab Caribbean, and “El Volcán El Orgullo de Berlin”, the only soundsystem picó party in Germany. She also moderates monthly radio shows on Radio Alhara (Palestine), Worldwide FM (London) and Boxout.fm (India).
https://www.mixcloud.com/ednamartinezdj
https://soundcloud.com/ednamartinezdj

+ afrogrooves by Fresh Nunas (Mozambique/Bxl) & eclectic global sounds by Rebel Up SebCat.

16h – 22h, free donation (2€ advised)
@ Saintklet
Quai des Peniches / Akenkaai


All info

Sunday 08.08 Rebel Up / Festa Afro Tuga @ Lusophonica Radio, Farol de Santa Marta, Cascais (PT)

Sunday afternoon from 14-16h Lisbon time (15-17h Brussels time), Rebel Up SebCat & Didi of Tropical DJipsies will spin sunny Festa Afro Tuga & Rebel Up tunes before JahRiver Ramos at the Lusophonica radio café at the Farol de Santa Marta lighthouse in the Cascais harbour.

Come hang, listen and enjoy on the open air sunny coastal terrace or tune in via Lusophonica webplayer !
https://www.lusophonica.com

Friday 09.07 > Rebel Up & Mambele @ Congoville expo / apero, Middelheim museum café, Antwerp

Congoville is an expo in Middelheim museum park with a focus on contemporary Congo as well as the colonial legacy / wrongs of the past. The expo consists of works by 15 artists, including Sammy Baloji, Jean Katambayi, KinAct Collective, Angela Ferreira, Maurice Mbikayi, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Kapwani Kiwanga and many others. check the expo programme here.

Every friday apero session in the MIKA café garden of Middelheim. Friday 09.07 from 17H – 21H with Rebel Up SebCat & Mambele, diving into the Congolese rumba, soukous, folklore and other styles from the 60’s to now via vinyl & more.

Discover the programme on the Middelheim website or FB event.

Rebel Up Nightshop + Kiosk Radio session for May

Rebel Up Nightshop show for May, via Radio Campus Bruxelles & Rhythm Passport, 10 albums of the month from Mali to Congo, Colombia, Mauritania, Egypt and more!
Tune in >>>

and last thursday a Rebel Up & Friends session with SebCat & Didi at Kiosk Radio.
2 hours of eclectic music, from global sounds to jazz, electronics and more. also a Festa Afro Tuga moment in the 2nd hour. Listen below >>>

Saturday 29.02: Rebel Up Records & distro @ label record fair at KRAAK festival in Beursschouwburg + Rebel Up & Friends (SebCat’s birthday party) @ Le Reservoir bar, Les Marolles Bxl

Hello!
It’s the yearly KRAAK festival again in Beursschouwburg and as always also a label record fair on saturday afternoon.

Rebel Up Records & distro will be sitting upstairs in the Silver Room (top floor) together with other good labels from 14h til 19h. Come and check!

All info on the festival and timetable > FB event / website.

Le Reservoir present Rebel Up & Friends:
SebCat’s Bday edition + friends!

Another year wiser, experienced and lost.
From the start of the night we’ll have a cold buffet of finger food, tapas and snacks

Bxl dj friends marathon with sets by >
Rebel Up SebCat bday boy
Didi of Tropical DJipsies
Dama Incognita
Beat Brother
Drache Musicale

more TBC

Sounds from the global underground > from earth riddims to pyschedelic grooves, global beats, cumbia, afrobass, electronic arabic and much deeper.

FB event
20:00 – 02am
FREE IN!