Sat 23 June > Festa Afro Tuga #4 *Live* w/ Africa Negra & Celeste Mariposa @ Les Ecuries van de Tram, Schaarbeek

This special summer Afro Tuga *Live* edition is a concert night with a live band all the way from Sao Tomé e Principe, Conjunto África Negra, who bring Rumba, Socopé and Semba!

Africa Negra (Sao Tomé e Principe)
For over 40 years, África Negra holds the musical scepter of Sao Tome and Príncipe, an archipelago off the west coast of Central Africa. They are extremely popular in Portuguese-speaking African countries such as Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Angola and Mozambique, even in Colombia and in the Afro Portuguese diaspora around the world! Their music was a symbol of the first years of independence in 1975. They are idolised for their inimitable line of guitar based Rumba and Socopé from Sao Tome or Congolese Soukous, with also some happy notes of Highlife from Ghana. They are back, without losing their original sound of the 70s and 80s and with most of the original lineup. If you were at their incredible and wild concert last year in Muziekpublique, you know the musical fire they will bring. Puxa pa!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNnP0Ojaekc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCLOiGNj6gc
https://soundcloud.com/filhounico/sets/frica-negra-antologia-tempor

CelesteMariposa (Lisboa)
Wilson Vilares aka Celeste Mariposa started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Celeste Mariposa is also a label, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in the Lisboa area such as Chalo Correia and Julinho da Concertina (both played in Bxl the last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, electro passada, shaking semba, rebita and much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

Rebel Up Gato Seb (Bxl)
Brussels global crew Rebel Up! are no secret with their eclectic global nights allover town, their monthly radio show Nightshop and Kiosk Radios session. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to contemporary LX beats.
https://www.rebelup.org/

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Founder of the Giraffes & Penguins party, he will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop

NGHE Soundsystem (Bxl)
a travel through Luso sounds for the opening & dinner

Special surprise live set > Electro Chouk (Haiti/Bxl)
At the very end of the night

Afro Tuga food / cuisine >
FEIJOADA ANGOLANA!
stew of red beans, cabbage & sausage / ragout avec haricots rouge, chou vert et viande!
if you want to eat > please reserve / reservez svp! > rebeluppa @ gmail com

entree > 8€ (with free beer / avec biere gratuite before midnight!)

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@ Les Ecuries van de Tram
Rue Rubens 95
Schaarbeek
transport: Tram 92 (Pogge), 32, 55 (Liedts)

Sat 14 Oct > Rebel Up SebCat @ Baobab Music party, Vreemde Streken, Wageningen

For the next Baobab party they have searched slightly further than the dutch borders > Rebel Up SebCat from Brussels will join the Baobab Music soundsystem on the night!

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■ FREE IN
■ INTERNATIONAL GROOVES
■ VINYL ONLY
■ A LOT OF FUN AND GEZELLIGHEID

22h – 3AM
@ bio bar/resto Vreemde Streken
Bevrijdingsstraat 38
Wageningen

Wed 7 June > Africa Negra concert @ Muziekpublique, Bxl > Sao Tomé Afro funk

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! 🙂

warmup tunes + afterparty in the foyer by Rebel Up & Le Grand Mechant Loop.

doors @ 20h
concert Africa Negra @ 21h

Best get your tickets before,
7 € members or 9 € presale non-members
12 € at door.

info >
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Muziekpublique website

Thu 22 Dec > Rebel Up! in Lisboa (PT) @ Crew Hassan

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

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@ Crew Hassan
Rua Andrade 8
(metro Intendente)

Sat 30 April > Rebel Up! @ El Pulpo Mixtissage night, La Tentation Bxl

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Si si, Saturday 30 april, El Pulpo presents big Mixtissage party @ La Tentation!

Mixtissage is a musical trip between 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/


El Felino Macabre y los de la Cava (AR/ UR / CB / CL / MX / Bxl)
Argentinian Singer-guitarist Leandro Capello and his Latin American friends had the nice idea to combine their music sessions in Brussels with musical energy and dynamism of all the band members. Expect a very festive opening set with Latino rock and *Whisky* cumbia.
https://www.facebook.com/elfelinomacabroylosdelacava
http://vi.be/elfelinomacabroylosdelacava

Afterparty from midnight with international DJ’s!

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 swinging tropical sounds!

Manucho (PT)
DJ of Radio Palenke and he will give you a danceable set, filled with electronic global beats from Africa to Colombia!
https://soundcloud.com/manuchonrv

Sugamix (CO)
Pure Colombian selections of this Brussels Colombian to put the audience on fire, from cumbia to champeta and much more!
https://www.mixcloud.com/diegosandovalochoa/

++++++ Visuals by BenRichard ++++++++
http://inarinokami.tumblr.com/

● Also Food! > Ecuadorian tapas by Si Sa all night long! ●
El Menu >
★ Ceviche de pescado Ecuatoriano
★ Yucas fritas con salsa
★ Empanadas (vege / carne)

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20u > DJ Warmup & Food
21u30 > El Felino Macabre y de la Cava
22u30 > Radio Palenke
23u45 > Afterparty!

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All night 5€
20h – 4am

@ La tentation
Rue de Laeken 28
1000 Bxl