Friday 16.02, at Ohme – The Colour Shifts nocturne festival @ La Vallee with concerts by Margaret Hermant and Maalem Driss Filali (gnawa), followed at 22h by Giraffes & Penguins crew & Rafael Aragon until 03:30.
Nightshop April is online now, with songs by Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru who passed away end of march and a zouk tune from Guadeloupe.
We have 12! albums of the month, starting with spritual jazz by Syrian-French artist Naïssam Jalal, followed by Brussels group schroothoop and their special junk jazz sound, French-Malian duo Clement Janinet & Adama Sidibé with spiritual strings, Belgian band Gaïsha with psychedelic rock & grooves sung in Arabic. Entoto Band by musicians from Ethiopia and Eritrea bring Ethio funk classics, David Walters explores afro disco & funk and Belgian band Bernard Orchestar brings electro balkan brass in oriental bass. To end the show, Jamaican producer Gavsborg and his deep post-dancehall, DJ Kapwanthi from Malawi and his hyper beats, Ozferti brings his electronic afro club sound, Brussels producer Le Motel w/ Nigerian rapper Magugu and Swordman Kitala & Tim Karbon bring afro bass fire. Tune in below!
Next few evenings & nights we have some great Rebel Up events in Bxl.
Thursday 16.02, expo opening / Jeudi baar at Brasserie Illegaal brewery, curated by Rebel Up, with live concerts by duo Bonzaiology (musicien de Phoenician Drive), duo Jean-Sebastien, and duo dj set/live by DJ Fresh Nunas & renowned trumpet player Aquiles Navarro (Panama/New York / International Anthem / River Down records) and SebCat. Expo by Leonie Stolberg & Esteban Moulin.
Expect all sounds between jazz, rock, afro, latin and electronica, hybrid & eclectic.
and on Saturday 18.02, Rebel Up & Friends party at Le Reservoir bar in les Marolles. joined by Radio Frappe, and with dj’s SebCat, Roza (54 Sound), Olek Olek, and Italian dj’s Ni_so B2B Sgrida. From roots reggae to global grooves and more!
New Nightshop show online for January via Radio Campus Bruxelles. With songs of the day from Brazil, Peru, Argentina and London via South Africa. Our albums of the month are by experimental jazz trio Bog Bodies, Egyptian singer Maha and her 1979 arabic funk album, Israeli band Sababa 5 and their psychedelic exotica, Turkish singer Gaye Su Akyol and her psychedelic folkrock and Nigerian band Oriental Brothers International Band and their Igbo highlife music. Continuing with Electric Vocuhila and their Malagasy tsapiky sound, Mexican electro cumbia meets classical keys by Memo Pimiento, Algerian disco raï singles from the Maghreb K7 Club, Sarera & Blanc Manioc and their Mayotte island bass, Insula and their La Reunion maloya deep bass and finishing with RS Produçoes from Lisboa and their batida bass.
Tune in below!!
and in case you had missed, our #101 December show with a lot of great sounds. Songs of the day by Alicia Edelweiss and Ezra Collective on folky and afro funk vibes. 11 Albums of the month by Senegalese-Swedish group Wau Wau Collectif, desert psyche folk by Ak’Chamel, Kutiman with chill exotica soul & grooves, Guts with a powerful lineup of african & latin musicians, latin psychedelica vibes by Lola’s Dice, an anthology 2LP from Sao Tomé & Principe on Pedro Lima’s life and music and the religious electropop by Ghanaian singer Linda Ayupuka. Followed by female empowerment by Persian-Israeli singer Liraz, Al-Qasar and their urban arabic desert rock, French-Moroccan duo Alix Pilot & Ghizlane Melih and their arabic electrodub vibes and finishing with Iranian female producer Maral and her dark cut up electronics.
Thursday 03.11 Rebel Up SebCat plays at underground Cave 12 venue on the Bongo Joe records night, live concerts by the amazing duo Cyril Cyril and Turkish trio Lalalar. SebCat will play b2b with DJ Injuste.
On Thursday 27.10 in Amsterdam Rebel Up & OK IN /OUT KO! organise a concert evening at the deeply alternative venue OCCII.
with Wau Wau Collectif(Senegal/Sweden) Avant-garde cosmic sounds from Senegal, Wau Wau Collectif’s Yaral Sa Doom is a groundbreaking group whose music album span borders and musical scenes. Inspired from West African tradition, Sufi praise songs, spiritual jazz, and dub rhythms, the effect is a genre-defying entry in outernational sound. “Airy, dreamlike music as generous as it is joyous” – Pitchfork
and warmup by Bhajan Boy & Raga Arkestra aka Ajay Sagger. His second album titled “Shanti Shanti Shanti” will be released at the start of November 2022. He will be joined by his Raga Arkestra, with special guests flying in to join this group. Expect a night of deep spiritual psych jams. and you get the chance to purchase the cassette album before its official release date.
warmup sounds before/between/after by Rebel Up SebCat