Africa Negra in Brussels!
The legendary Sao Tomé band, only show in Belgium @ Muziekpublique.
The band is extremely renowned in the lusophone African countries and its worldwide diaspora, be it Europe or North and South America (Colombia especially!), and are loved for their own inimitably guitar based style of heavenly mellowed São Tomé Rumba, Soukous or Socopé, with blissful hints of Highlife. Their first three records are highly sought after by record collectors and unsung gems of african insular music. If you are not familiar with it, here are a few of their classics of our own choice > Carambola, Que Santomé, Nao Nao Senhor.
They have undergone through several different formations; but never really stopped and their current formations includes three members from the early days (the charismatic lead singer João Seria, lead guitar player Leonildo Barros and bass guitarist Albertino). In 2014 they celebrated their 40th anniversary and that brought the band back to their brother country of Portugal for a few performances (Lisbon at Club B’leza and FMM Festival in Sines), something which hadn’t happened since the early 80’s as well as a historical first appearance at in Berlin at the Weltmusik Festival. They had never played outside of Portugal before; even if they kept busy in their home country. Here the video of their performance on national television.
We made a special Rebel Up edit for this concert, check it here and free to download! 🙂
This week Rebel Up! SebCat will be in Lisbon for Xmas,
Thursday 22 Dec, SebCat will be spinning tunes @ Crew Hassan, our favorite alternative hangout in the lively Intendente bairro, a music bar combined with a record shop and basement club for the Lisboa underground.
Also Kuzi Whan of global band XA Cute (Berlin) will spin some global dub & beats with us! 🙂
from 22h till 2am
FB event. @ Crew Hassan Rua Andrade 8 (metro Intendente)
Si si, Saturday 30 april, El Pulpo presents big Mixtissage party @ La Tentation!
Mixtissage is a musical tripbetween Africa and Latin America, the blend of underground sounds and world music.
With 2 live bands, afterparty & food!
Radio Palenke (CO / FR / PT) This band is a musical journey between Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. It is through the world of Afro-Caribbean music where Radio Palenke expresses itself with swaying guitars and intoxicating rhythms. Everything between soukous, soca, Colombian champeta, palenke, cumbia and reggaeton. These five musicians and their high energy create a 100% tropical atmosphere to dance in. https://www.facebook.com/Radio-Palenke-1494897210840746/
DJ Cucurucho (ES) Spanish DJ and founder of web Radio Groovalizacion, as a selector he always guarantees a sunny tropical set between Latin and African spheres. http://musicasmigratorias.com/ Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl) Resident DJ El Pulpo and ofcourse Rebel Up!. Expect a wild mix of the most swingingtropical sounds!
This saturday a sweet night at Beursschouwburg together with kunstencenter De Vooruit from Ghent as part of the yearly Out Loud festival.
British afropunk-poppers Zun Zun Egui sadly had to cancel their show, but Rebel Up! helped arranging some fine replacements for them, 2 bands even, yay!
We´re proud to present French-British outfit Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant and local Brussels & Ghent afro-heroes Mocambo to fill this night with their special global sounds.
Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant specialises in all global styles with a heavy psychedelic sauce. They bring together world rhythms and moody cinematic moments playing blues and dance pieces, with notable influences from Congolese Soukous, African highlife, Ethiopian jazz, cumbia, séga and a whiff of Middle-East and Turkish Psychedelia to make your head & body spin.
Mocambo will shake you up with their heavy Afro-Brazilian & urban Afrobeat rhythms. It´s the project by rapper Le Tagarel and composer Tartaruga and joined by our own Brussels artist Témé Tan and several other master musicians. Their strong sound takes you from Angola to Brasil in many colours and spheres. Get ready to rumble with this wild band!
Before, between & after global tunes from around the world by Rebel Up! SebCat
and oh yes, IT´S FREE IN!!!!!
Schedule: 22:00 Mocambo 23:00 Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant 00:00 DJ SebCat