Sat 19 Jan > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #14, Au Quai, Bxl w/ special guest Hugo Mendez (Sofrito / Buda Musique)

yes yes Bxl!
another fun & wild Giraffes & Penguins party coming up this saturday in Au Quai!

#14 already, and with special guests that will spread the heat of the tropical jungle over Brussels > Hugo Mendez & Funky Bompa!

Born in London and based in Paris, Hugo Mendez is the co-founder of the renowned Sofrito label. Responsible for a huge amount of re-issues, edits and compilations of music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Together with Frankie Francis he also wrote a full page in London’s nightlife history with the infamous Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque warehouse parties and released the famed Tropical Discotheque compilation on Strut Records. Bringing together a deep musical knowledge and extensive travels with a sharp ear for dancefloor-rocking tunes, his DJ sets draw on everything from vintage bassline Soukous to dubplate edits of Caribbean Cadence and boogie, passing by DIY electro and forward looking sounds to create a unique balance of hypnotic and percussive rhythms that he regularly showcases at clubs and festivals around the world. With Nouvelle Ambiance, his latest label project on the African Paris diaspora scene of the 1980’s, he continues the work of Sofrito, celebrating cross-cultural collaborations via reissue projects and contemporary productions with a geographically diverse group of musicians. He also is the caretaker for renowned label Buda Musique where has helped releasing a string of amazing album last year.
https://soundcloud.com/strut/sofrito-mini-mix
https://soundcloud.com/sofrito
https://soundcloud.com/nouvelleambiance

Funky Bompa will join us, an avid vinyl lover, digger, producer and key figure in the Brussels tropical DJ scene and founder of the Tropical and Twist parties. Expect a wide range of grooves, from nuclear bassline cumbia to nigerian boogie, indian disco and everything in-between! Funky Bompa experiments his finds in original version or personal edits, vinyl only. Being an enthusiast record lover for more than 20 years, he promotes the format and artists (old and new) through his imprints Bompa Discos (personal edits) and Limité Records (Témé Tan, BRNS). As the co-founder of the Atelier 210 venue, Funky Bompa booked hundreds of bands and parties as well as launching the Blackout Sessions in 2012, which he continues to curate to this day.
https://www.youtube.com/funkybompa
https://www.mixcloud.com/funkybompa

And of course, your hosts Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Méchant Loop & Maria Ilia will also make your feet move and your eyes pop out!

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Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY)
Doors 10pm

@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut / Henegouwenkaai 23

Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Sat 22 Dec > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Xmas x Jouwaii fundraiser party, Kuumba, Bxl

⛄️⛄️ HOOO HOOO HOOOOOO ⛄️⛄️

We didn’t want to end 2018 without seeing your smiles & crazy steps on the dancefloor once more!

With this special Xmas afro edition, Giraffes & Penguins would like to support the super nice project Jouwaii Traditional African Games Festival, that aims at gathering people of different Brussels communities around traditional African games. Therefore we’ll move to the African heart of Brussels for a day & night of African games and music!

PROGRAMME:
15h – 20h (FREE IN) >> Introduction to traditional African games + masks & games diy workshops with the Jouwaii Traditional African Games Festival crew, for young & old alike. More details here.

From 22h – 5am (5€ – cash only) >> Giraffes & Penguins African party in the main room with Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Méchant Loop & Maria Ilia (video mapping) + acoustic reggae concert by Touko Sari + Jouwaii Traditional African Games Festival in the bar until 2am.

See you there, for one last party before the holidays!

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@ KUUMBA VLAAMS-AFRIKAANS HUIS,
chaussee de Wavre 78, Matonge (Ixelles)
Metro >> Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort
Bus 71 >> Matonge
Bus 38 >> Trône / Troon


All benefits of this event will go to the Jouwaii growfunding campaign. If you also want to help or contribute, check here: https://www.growfunding.be/fr/bxl/jouwaiii




Saturday 15 Dec > Rebel Up Leblanc & Front Chaud @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

We play with fire, it will be very hot. Feet, heart and between the legs. With big sound, by our wholesalers-specialists of tropical nuggets from all over the world. Between folk, pop and electro but especially everything you never hear on the radio or with your pirated streaming subscription.

Rebel Up Leblanc will represent Rebel Up on this night hosted by Front Chaud aka Rico Medeiros of Drache Musicale.


http://drachemusicale.blogspot.com

from 23h til very late…. afterparty hours.
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@ Bonnefooi
Rue des Pierres / Steenstraat 8

Saturday 15 Dec > Rebel Up x Akuphone label night w/ Ko Shin Moon live + dahaW ⅃ꓘ@ OCCII, Amsterdam

Rebel Up Soundclash x Akuphone label night, with live sets by Amsterdam duo dahaW ⅃ꓘ and French duo Ko Shin Moon.

Imagine an outernational sound that defies borders, the meeting of ethnic folk music in underground spheres. Sound from the past brought alive into the present via the frequencies and vibrations of strings, percussion and analogue synths. The cultural counterculture against the right wing tendencies and normalities of today will not be silenced. We want you to be part of this, join our ritual as we dance the night away to beautiful songs and hidden gems from around the world.

Earlier in the day we will play a live session at Red Light Radio from 17-18h.
stream us here > http://redlightradio.net

 dahaW ⅃ꓘ (GR/SYR) *live*
Somewhere was the beginning/Somehow will be the end/Everything is chaos/All is ONE “KL wahad” (Oud/folk guitar). In their first ever concert, they will explore the possibilities of the endless improvisation between borders and freedom.
 
Ko Shin Moon (FR) *live*
Paris duo Axel Moon and Niko Shin blur temporal and geographical boundaries. As Ko Shin Moon they mix acoustic instruments from different regions of the world though analogue machines, traditional instruments, electronic sampling and field recordings, taking the stage with a Saz and heaps of analogic synths. The first album of the band is a bodily trip through hybrid territories, fantasy soundscapes and colorful collages: from Oriental Europe to Northern Africa, Middle East or Southeast Asia and beyond. Reversing analogical listening in digital synthesis, as music for imaginary traveling in dancefloor trance. After numerous summer festivals allover Europe and Morocco, they have just returned from a residency in Caïro, Egypt and played at Trans Musicales Rennes Festival.
 
DJ Cheb Gero (Akuphone label / FR)
Genuine music lover and chronic collector, Cheb Gero has cleared up and digged into musical worlds ever since his teens. In 2015, He launched outernational label Akuphone in an “archiving” spirit, drawn by a desire to “explore the world through music”. Far from supporting a romantic or fetishist vision of extra-Western music, the label aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. He hosts the radio shows Decolonize Ur Mind and Radio Gero, as well as Parisian Northern African music nights such as Belleville Habibi. Check out his live cassette mix >
https://akuphone.com/catalog/Z
https://akuphone.bandcamp.com
 
Rebel Up DJ’s
hosts of the Rebel Up Soundclash parties in OCCII and of countless global sound events in Brussels, Belgium with contemporary *world / folk* music or in electronic ethnic sounds. Rebel Up is a full force: making remixes, drop mixtapes, hosting the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl and live sessions on Kiosk Radio. Earlier this year Rebel Up Records label has been kickstarted the with cutting edge releases from Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco & Bxl out now. Always on the search for new and old sounds from around the globe, their selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths.
 
DOORS 21h | €8
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more info www.occii.org

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid

 

Thursday 6 dec > Rebel Up & Friends session @ Kiosk Radio, Bxl w/ Yves Taquet (Goulash Disko festival)

Our monthly Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio is coming up!

from 16 to 18h, we will have our livestream session with special guest Yves Taquet of Goulash Disko festival, a Belgian organiser/DJ who lives in Zagreb, Croatia for many years now. Expect lots of global sounds & bass.

On friday 7 december Yves Taquet will play at the Secret Fete Païenne in l’uZinne by our friends of Global Hybrid collective.

Tune in via the Kiosk Radio website or the Rebel Up page livestream.