Sat 14 Dec: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night, VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

and on Saturday, our Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass party @ VK!

with Ammar 808 (live set) and Ghoula (TN). + DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and opening live set by Tsoukina (female gnawa from Bxl!).

We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to contemporary and wild electronic sounds.  

Our special guests:

AMMAR 808 is the electronic alter-ego of the Brussels based producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08, Kel Assouf). With songs from the Targ, Gnawa,and Raï histories and a TR-808 kicks alongside a distorted guimbri, gasba flutes and zokra bagpipes. His debut album ‘Maghreb United’ on Glitterbeat was a top10 album that changed the perception of contemporary Maghreb music. At the moment he is working on his second album, so expect a lot of new sounds!
LISTEN HERE

Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. His debut album ‘Hlib el Ghoula’ was released on Shouka label and is now preparing his second album.
LISTEN HERE

and arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies. Warmup acoustic gnawa set by Tsoukina.

Listen here to Rebel Up SebCat’s arabic session at Kiosk Radio last week.

All info > FB event / website

doors 21h / 5€ all night,
part of Festival des Moutons

@ VK Vaartkapoen,
Rue de Manchester 13-15, Molenbeek

Rebel Up Records + distro @ 35 Years VK, Vaartkapoen, Bxl

This saturday 30 november, free vinyl market in the afternoon at Vaartkapoen, to celebrate their 35 years of cultural activities!

Still interested in selling some vinyl records? Good news: VK has some table space left! drop them a line @ devaartkapoen@vgc.be and pass on some great records to another vinyl lover.

FB event / website

► 15:00 – 20:00
► ! GRATIS ! GRATUIT !
► Manchesterstraat 13-15 Rue de Manchester

Wed 15 May > Babylon Trio @ VK Concerts, Molenbeek Bxl

Hello folks,

On wednesday 15 may, Babylon Trio will play at the season ending evening of VK Concerts, before they will close for renovations and move in with Recyclart.

FREE IN!
here the programme & timetable!

14:00 – 18:00 PLAY STREET
16:00 – 20:00 LIVE PAINTING | MASSAGES | ZEEFDRUK | ACTION PAINTING | THEESALON | PHOTOBOOTH | VK VERNIET
17:00 – 02:00 CONCERTS | DJ SETS | SLAM POETRY

GREEN ROOM
19:30 Bless the Ladies
20:30 Babylon Trio
21:30 Black Flower
22:30 Dj Wait&See

BLACK ROOM
22:00 Assia MK
23:00 Pikaman & Dhazed
23:45 Beatsforbeaches
00:45 VK-BREEK-HET-KOT-AF-SPOTIFY-PLAYLIST

RED ROOM
18:00 Magma
19:00 Laryssa Kim
Slam by Petit Jean and Tchainiz

FB event / website
@ VK, Sint-Jozefstraat 14 Rue Saint-Joseph

Fri 5 April > Rebel Up @ Nyege Tapes night, VK + BRDCST Festival afterparty

Friday 5 april, a double night >
Rebel Up DJ’s SebCat & LeBlanc will play dj support at the Nyege Nyege Tapes night @ VK Concerts in Molenbeek.

a night with underground sounds from central & eastern Africa.
With live sets by Uganda acholitronix duo Otim Alpha, Disco Vumbi and the Trance Parents Orkestra!

Doors at 20h
see all info in FB event or website.

Afterwards from midnight onwards til late, Rebel Up SebCat will play at Bonnefooi for the BRDCST festival afterparty, together with Kornelia Binicewicz (of Ladies on Records / Turkish Ladies compilation). Expect a flurry of heavy global sounds. Also with a mystery African DJ guest. Curious? come.

FB event

Sat 31 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Café Quartier XXL Tuareg rock night, VK, Molenbeek w/ Terakaft & Mdou Moctar

dear Brussels lovers of desert blues!
This saturday a nice double concert by Tuareg bands Terakaft & Mdou Moctar!

12015097_933056410102814_9192639241464048125_oMolenbeek! A cultural and artistic melting pot, a young and dynamic neighborhood filled with action and movement. Café Quartier is a meeting place where a stage is presented to (young) talent, ideas and initiatives.

Café Quartier XXL is a new concept: an expansion of the profile of the VK. Its main idea is to offer a true cross-over, in music, on stage and in the crowd. The bands on the stage will provide a mix between underground and Maghrebi music and will offer an experience which represents the spirit of Molenbeek!

terakaftTERAKAFT (ML)
Hailing from Mali the Tuareg band Terakaft (meaning “The Caravan”) are regarded as the pioneers of desert rock. No other band from the desert is closer to Tinariwen than Terakaft.
‘Alone’ is the fifth album of Terakaft. Recorded partly at the famous Real World Studios, the album was produced by Justin Adams, the British musician/ producer who has delved deep into Tuareg music, and is known through his work with Robert Plant, Tinariwen and Juldeh Camara. In these troubled times, they have made an album together, that presents the deep Saharan rhythms as a vital contemporary heartbeat. Standing on the ruins of their people’s dreams they sing to their brothers and sisters about true friendship and tolerance.
https://terakaft.bandpage.com/
https://www.facebook.com/terakaft

11-06-mdou-moctar-3-by-jerome-fino-2014-loresMDOU MOCTAR (NG)
In the somewhat crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists, Mdou stands apart from his peers. One of the few original singer/songwriters willing to experiment and push the boundaries of the genre, his unconventional styles have won him accolades both in Niger and abroad. Mdou Moctar hails from Abalak, in the Azawagh desert of Niger.
In 2013, he released his first international album, “Afelane”, rocking and raw sessions recorded live at his hometown in Niger and earlier this year his fictional biography movie “Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai”, an amazing rockfilm in the Tamasheq language.
http://sahelsounds.com/mdou-moctar/
https://www.facebook.com/mdoumoctarofficial

Rebel Up! DJ’s SebCat & LeBlanc will warm the café with traditional & modern sounds from the Sahel, Sahara, Maghreb and beyond, like a scorching hot sirocco wind.

@ VK Concerts
Schoolstraat 76 Rue de l’Ecole 1080 Molem Bxl

12 euro presale / 15 at door

Doors: 19:30
Mdou Moctar: 20:15
Terakaft: 21:30

See FB event or VK website