Also saturday night, another wild Giraffes & Penguins party in Au Quai! Are you ready once more? 🙂
Get ready for a tribal night with Brussels collective Global Hybrid Records and the Giraffes & Penguins DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop, plus of course our video mapping wizard Maria Ilia.
Global Hybrid is a gathering of artists, music lovers & cultural interbreeding enthousiasts. Event organizers, collective and label, they inject tribal and organic elements to the clubbing culture, surpassing geographic and time borders and displaying a powerful, versatile and trance-inducing music, as well as a refined taste for visual installations and scenography.
This saturday evening / night, Rebel Up SebCat @ Arumbo album release party in Trefpunt, Gent.
A night of rumba Catalana, flamenco, mestizo rock, cumbia, ska, oempapa, balkan and more!
Catalonia / Belgium based band Arumbo will launch their first full album ‘Camino de Vuelta’ Support by Shaman Festival (ska/oempapa/balkan & more)
AFTERPARTY until 5h with DJ´s Gudari, Feria Bomba & SebCat (Rebel Up!) world, mestizo, bass, cumbia, balkan, ska, roots & more
!Come early because their are only 100 entrances. No reservations! DOORS: 19h – 5am, concerts between 20h30 – 23h Entrance 10€ + Full album Arumbo included Organized in collaboration with bookings agency Number One Entertainment & Trefpunt.
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
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.
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.
from 23h til very late…. afterparty hours. FB event