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Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary > 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

9, 10 to 11 March > our Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary!!!!
a 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

Thu 9 March, De Vooruit, Gent,  Outer Limits Club & Rebel Up!
with Gato Preto (MZ/GH/DE), Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW)
site + FB event

Fri 10 March, Recyclart, Brussels > Nightshop Rebel Up! 10 Years
with Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW) + Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU)
site + FB event

Sat 11 March, OCCII, Amsterdam
with Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU) + Zea & Afework Nigussie (NL/ET)
site + FB event

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monday 23 Feb > Konono No1 @ OCCII, A’dam!!!! Rebel Up! support + djs Andy Moor + De Boer (The Ex)

10917902_777020035726766_928199350102673820_nDIY upcycled street orchestra from Kinshasa, Congo | Congotronics | “thumb piano”

This monday 23 Feb in OCCII, Amsterdammie!!!!!!!!!!

Konono N°1’s “Congotronics” album introduced the world to the strange and spectacular electro-traditional mixtures which are being concocted in the suburbs of Kinshasa, Congo. World music, electronica and avant-rock aficionados have all been equally amazed by this otherworldly music, which has driven the international press to come up with some surprising comparisons (from Can and Krautrock to Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry and proto-techno!…).
The band was founded back in the 1960s by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the likembé (a traditional instrument sometimes called “sanza” or “thumb piano”, consisting of metal rods attached to a resonator). The band’s line-up includes three electric likembés (bass, medium and treble), equipped with hand-made microphones built from magnets salvaged from old car parts, and plugged into amplifiers. There’s also a rhythm section which uses traditional as well as makeshift percussion (pans, pots and car parts), three singers, three dancers and a sound system featuring these famous megaphones.

here a link to a 50 year old Konono no1 recording!!!! (uploaded by producer Vincent Kenis)

support by Rebel Up dj’s + dj Andy Moor & De Boer (The Ex)


more info on OCCII site
FB Event here

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Sun 2 March > Rebel Up! DJ/VJ @ The Ex Festival, Tivoli, Utrecht


awesome! our buddies of The Ex invited us to play at their festival this sunday in Tivoli, Utrecht, our old homecity of the early Rebel Up! days.

just see this great lineup of artists that will be playing > The Ex, Fendika (ETH),  (USA), Han Bennink + Peter Brotzmann (NL/D), Chocolat Billy (F), Space Siren (NL), Trash Kit (UK), MC Arnold + Rebel Up! Soundclash DJs.
For all info, check their website or Tivoli.



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Rebel Up! crew in mother RUSSIA > Saint Petersburg and Moscow! @ Ethnomechanica festival & Dutch Days

Rebel Up Russia

Hey folks,

The weekend of 13/14 september we’ll be in great mother Russia as we’re invited to play on 2 festivals in Saint Petersburg & Moscow, yay!

On friday 13 september we’ll be playing a Rebel Up! DJ/VJ set at Ethnomechanica festival in the Kuryokhin centre, Saint Petersburg together with our friends The Ex, De Kift and Skip & Die, who will all join up to Moscow the day after.

Check the site of Ethnomechanica or here’s the FB event.

Then the next day on saturday 14th, we’ll all be in Moscow in Gork park (apparantly an amusement park!) for the Dutch Days in Moscow festival as it’s part of the Netherlands-Russia cultural year 2013 that the Dutch and Russian governments organise together. Looks like the festival in Moscow is for free for all.
Here’s the timetable for Gorky Park, we’ll be spining 3 hours in total to spread some non-hating global love. fun fun fun! >

16:00-16:30 Rebel Up! (DJ-set)
16:30-18:00 The Ex
18:00-18:30 Rebel Up! (DJ-set)
18:30-20:00 De Kift
20:00-21:00 Rebel Up! (DJ-set)
21:00-22:00 Skip&Die
22:00 -23:00 Rebel Up! (DJ-set)

full info in this link or if you’re Russia is any good, check the FB event.

and oh, there´s an after party from 23h in Gorky Park in the *Swan Lake* cafe, with our Rebel Up! sounds, DJ Roccalberti and Prehistoric Futuristic DJs (Skip & Die). see the facebook event here.

In case you should be hanging around in Russia or have friends that are in those cities, keep or spread the info! 🙂

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fri 23 nov Rebel Up! dj’s @ Recyclart, Brussels with uKanDanZ (ET/FR) + Zea (NL)

Time for another Rebel Up! session at Recyclart!
We are co-hosting this special African/Ethiopian night with the good Recyclart folks as part of a concert night with Ukandanz and Zea for whom we are playing support with eastern African and other modern African tunes.

Zea (Arnold de Boer, The Ex) will kick off the night with some of his eclectic African inspired punkrock songs with electronic effects and samples between Delta blues, Ghanese riffs, Ethiopian electrofolk and gabba beats.

uKanDanZ is a French-Ethiopian outfit that plays some serious electrified folky punkjazz with Asnake Guebreyes on vocals (from the late Mohammed Jimmy Mohammed band). Pure energy spiritualised with emotional drives to make the crowd go wild and shiver in Ethiopian dance stylee. Listen to their new album on Deezer and check out the video >

As always with Rebel Up! hosted nights, a part of the proceedings will go to a NGO project, in this case the Ethiopia-project of The Ex/Zea in the capital Addis Abeba where they support a music school for blind and handicapped children and other programmes. You can also make a donation at the bar if you like.

Keep in mind; it’s a concert night and not a late dance night, so do come early enough. doors 21:00, just 5€ in, full info on Recyclart site.

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wed 7 Nov; The Ex (NL) + Hoquets (Bxl) @ Ateliers Claus, support by Rebel Up! dj

this wednesday evening @ les Ateliers Claus a nice duo concert of dutch punk band The Ex, celebrating their 33 1/3 years existence and our favorite Brussels trio Hoquets who will play their last last concert for now. support by Rebel Up! dj Sebcat with all kinda global, punk, improv sounds between & after the shows. Time to taste some midweek rocking!

doors open 20:00, first show around 20:30,  10€ in. facebook event here.


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donations & radio session at

ohlala, thank you all for coming out last saturday, we raised 140€ for Seed Samburu, big up!

last monday our Rebeluppalite dj SebCat did a radio session in the Radio Taxi programme at Urgent FM student radio as part of Rebel Up!/Brussels Up special with buddy dj Leblanc. We arrived 10 minutes late because of a minor car accident. Listen to it here >>>

Radio Taxi 29 August 2011 by Official

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