Alizarina is a red pigment extracted from a vegetable root: The madder of the dyers. Alizarina is lively, it moves, it’s organic, floral and poetic. Alizarina Quartet offers compositions inspired by traditional elements, a sonic epic from Brittany to Romania, sometimes infused with oriental warmth. or South American. Everything is always guided by the clarinet with klezmer and classical accents. An electronic carpet supports and energizes the acoustic timbres of the strings and wraps itself in a frank and lively rhythm. An energetic electronic sound that sublimates the acoustic, classical and traditional influences of the world, aided by poetic texts anchored in the current era. https://alizarina.bandcamp.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53BDPAMrSJI
Hello all! After our night in OCCII, Rebel Up is staying in Netherlands for a bit longer and doing a ‘mini tour’ 😉
DJ sets on thursday, friday & saturday!
Thursday 5 May, which is liberation day in Netherlands, Rebel Up SebCat will play with Papelon Kifesh at the Kashmir Lounge coffeeshop bar. From 20h onwards.
@ Jan Pieter Heijestraat 85 Amsterdam (Overtoom / Vondelpark) See event here.
On friday 06.05 Rebel Up SebCat will do a 2 hour session at the Oedipus beer Badhuis cafe for Oedipus Radio from 19 – 21h. Maybe with a special guest even. Come hang in the Oedipus old bathing house and taste their artisanal beers, or tune in via their online radio.
@ Javaplein 21 Amsterdam (Indische Buurt)
and on saturday 07.05, Cumbia Salvaje party by Baobab United in Nijmegen.
Place to be is Strandbar Stek, a beach right next to De Waal river. A nice lineup with Brussels cumbia acts & dj’s > Memo Pimiento, Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies + Baobab Utd.
Every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up gathers alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
This night is curated by Tropical DJipsies.
Live concerts by:
Sina Kienou Sina Kienou is a young musician from a large family of griot-musicians, from the late chief of the griots of Burkina Faso, Baba Kienou Abdoulaye. https://www.facebook.com/kalzakienou
Raluca Apetria Raluca’s style of music is characterized by warm and colourful sonorities, slightly melancholical tones and cinematic moods. The imprint of impressionism, folklore and jazz can be perceived in her musical universe. (Jojo Demeijer will join Raluca and add percussions and even more colors to this trip) https://www.facebook.com/RalucaApetriaMusic https://ralucaapetria.bandcamp.com
On saturday 26.03, release party of the Muito Kaballa ‘Mamari Remixed’ 2LP in Cologne, Germany.
@ Niehler Freiheit autonomous venue, starting at 13h with workshops, dance, panel talks, concert by Muito Kaballa, dj sets by Rebel Up, Lua Preta, DJ Satelite, Catu Diosis, Rafael Aragon, Dr Kwest, Radio Frappé, Didi and more! party with us deep into the night 🙂
We have a new concert residency at Bonnefooi > Rebel Up Alive sessions. On every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up will gather with alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
Wednesday 9 march is our first evening, where we invite the NGHE Mediatheque from Molenbeek, with live concerts by Chien Fer and Mott Flyf.
MOTT FLYF Mott Flyf thinks singing is everywhere. In puddles, landfills, forests and stomachs. He believes that to capture it, one must be endowed with a powerful mediumistic love. So he falls in love and plays tunes and songs as the melody comes walking. His ritornellos walk, sad and full of hope, next to time and beg the sun to beat him up. Friend of the rain, he falls asleep in the mud, dark, rainbow. He sings to the sounds of zouk, bossa nova, baile funk, new wave and urban pop love songs. https://soundcloud.com/mott-flyf
DJ support by Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies and NGHE soundsystem.
FB event Doors 20h FREE IN @ Bonnefooi Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
TRIPARTY is a collaboration between 3 Brussels collectives Rebel Up, Camarote and Giraffes & Penguins, known for their global parties, concert nights and festivals. An evening with freshly cooked food, concerts and DJ’s, a good way to get together again and restart this cultural season at Le Tri Postal. Expect an evening with global sounds from Cuban jazz to electro-latino live sounds, afrogrooves, cuban beats, global beats, bass and more.
LINEUP & TIMETABLE >>>
TIMETABLE 18:00 Drache Musicale 19:00 Ruben Hernández Quartet – LIVE 20:00 Fresh Nunas 21:00 DJ Zwalla & Sandy Martin percussion 22:00 Susobrino – LIVE 23:00 Le Grand Mechant Loop 00:00 Rebel Up SebCat & Didi
* DOOR: 10€ + free drink
Presale for 50% of the available places. Payment can be done via Paypal to @SebBassleer Please pay as *Transfer to Friend/Family*, otherwise costs will be calculated and you lose your free drink ticket. Add *TriParty* in the payment description. After payment your name will be put on the list at the door and in case you paid for several places, they will be put as + behind your name. Reservations limited to availabilty. Rest of the tickets will be at the door, so come early and support the artists & collectives!
* Veggie dishes & snacks from 18h onwards by AtomiKitchen a resourceful kitchen, anti-waste recup and festive (long live the good mood). They defend the principles of sharing and solidarity, all with social ties! https://www.facebook.com/AtomiKitchenBXL
* CASH ONLY, NO CARDS Nearest bankmachines can be found on the other side of Gare de Midi, close to track 1
Entry with CST (Covid Safe Ticket) No mask needed Be respectful Aggression of any form will not be tolerated
Ruben Hernández Quartet (LIVE – Cuban jazz) Young Cuban jazz project that brings together four musicians drawn from the realms of jazz and world music. Combining the syncopated rhythms of Afro-Cuban culture with the rich harmonies of jazz, the ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements inspired by current musical trends. Always in search of unique sounds, Ruben Hernandez, the trumpeter and leader of the group, expresses his inner world through compositions that evoke the tenderness and freshness of freedom. Their first public appearance was last year at the CubaLandz festival. https://bit.ly/3puihIz
Fresh Nunas (MZ – Bxl) Mozambican DJ Fresh Nunas is a multimedia artist who started his pro dj cultural career in New York City. Fresh is a veteran DJ of afro sounds, always keeping them grounded in the continent, for club audiences across the globe. His sets are known to be avantgarde concrete jungle and nu groove, where he seeks out lost musical odds and ends, cutting and pasting favourite moments together to create selections with a soul. https://soundcloud.com/lemellotron/fresh-nunas-dj-set http://tiny.cc/nunaskioskradio
DJ Zwalla (IT) & Sandy Martin percussion (CU) Alessandro Zauli aka DJ Zwalla is a globetrotter, a DJ, musician and respected tastemaker. Based in Brussels and member of the international HAPE collective. On the European music scene for years, he is the soul of HAPE events in Brussels, Venice, Niamey and N’Djamena and performs at several events and festivals. Zwalla is inspired by the emblematic artists of Cuban and Brazilian music, from hip hop to calypso, from rumba to techno and he catalyzes his sets in a harmony and a bomba of rhythm to share. Sandy Martin is a professional percussionist from Cuba. He has been a member of the Cuban bands Lachy and Suprema Ley and has played in Belgium at festival such as Couleur Café and Zomer Van Antwerpen, among others. As a music producer, Sandy has worked for the Italian dance music label Hit Mania Dance. https://www.facebook.com/hapecollective https://www.instagram.com/hapecollective
Susobino (LIVE – BE/BO) Field Recordings, percussion, electronic spice and acoustic instruments; these are the ingredients chosen to create the perfect Belgian Bolivian sound by Susobrino. “Suso” as he is affectively known, has released 4 EP’s so far, “Mapajo” (on Global Hybrid Records), “La Hoja de Eucalipto” (on Rebel Up Records / XXIII), “Seis Estudios Para Guitarra” (San-kofa Rhythm Records) and most recently “Pocualeito” (on Kebrada label of Dengue Dengue Dengue). In the past years he has achieved a double win for the “Champion Sound Beat Battle”, got “Most Promising Artist” at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards and played festivals such as Sfinks, TAZ, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide at Leysin, Listen!, La Nature, Global Street Sounds, the Lefto showcase night NCHTWNKEL at AB and others. His lively sound is a vital connection between Bolivian heritage and the complexity of African rhythms, enchanced with electronic beats and effects. https://soundcloud.com/susobrino https://www.facebook.com/susobrinomusic https://www.instagram.com/susobrino
Le Grand Mechant Loop (BE) “I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!” Le Grand Méchant Loop (the big bad wolf) is a global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. As a DJ, he loves to build eclectic and surprising DJ sets and to spice them up with live percussion. https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop Rebel Up SebCat & Didi of Tropical DJipsies (BE/PT) In the Brussels global scene Rebel Up has become a household name through their many party concepts radio shows and record label. SebCat is a full time nexus, taking sounds from all corners and styles into his wildcat dj sets, performing at parties & festival on several continents. Didi is the founding member of the Tropical DJipsies female cre,w which started at Giraffes & Penguins. From female global sounds to Afro Portuguese music and everything colourful with rhythm and bass. Expect a wild set of the freshest global sounds, unshazamable! https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa https://www.facebook.com/TropicalDJipsies https://www.mixcloud.com/TropiCalDJipsieS
This weekend the La Nature festival takes place from friday to sunday, an amazing electronic alternative festival in the Ardennes forest with 5 stages and a special lineup of Belgian and international artists and curated by several collectives, including Rebel Up.
On saturday we curate the Dome stage with Rebel Up style with DJ’s & live artists in jazz, global sounds, latino electronic, afrogrooves and hypnotic bass. Amazing stuff & vibes. Our lineup & timetable:
12:00 Tig & Axl 13:30 Drache Musicale 14:30 Beat Brother 15:30 Le Grand Mechant Loop 17:00 KAU trio (live) 18:00 Tropical DJipsies (Didi) 19:00: Pso Man 20:30 ESINAM (live) 21:30 Rebel Up SebCat 23:00 Susobrino (live) 00:00 La Dame B2b Xtanki 01:30 Rafael Aragon
There are still some tickets left for saturday & sunday, see all info & tickets via the website.
For those who stay in Brussels, there is the Forest Sounds festival, this year a smaller version at the cosy setting of Abbaye de Forest! With a great (inter)national lineup, also with a good hint of Rebel Up as 3 artists from our label will be performing; Schroothoop, Susobrino and Kaito Winse. Free in.