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Rebel Tumbao | “Rebel Tumbao”

Rebel Tumbao by Rebel Tumbao

Rebel Tumbao  (Rebel “Groove”) is a family of like minded musician’s deeply committed to creating and performing music packed with groove, consciousness, spirituality, resistance, and positive vibrations with an authentic sound they call “AfroLatinRootsReggae”.

This funky fresh earthly sound is the uncompromising fusion of two of the most celebrated musical genres on the planet; Roots Reggae and contemporary Cuban Son – with deep influences of 70’s Soul, Gospel, the Blues, Jazz and African folkloric idioms. At the epicenter of this soundscape are pianist, singer, composer and educator, Matt Jenson and world-renowned percussionist and composer, José Claussell.
These partners in musical justice share a profound artistic vision of hope and truth expressed with poetic insights into today’s globalized culture. Their mind-scope is based on combining Bob Marley’s gospel of love, truth, justice, and economic equality with their mission to inspire all people to be more conscious of the social, economic and ecological impact of their actions. Rebel Tumbao, with their original compositions, awesome arrangements of Marley songs and progressive lyrics, will transport your mind, body and spirit to the healthier world we all know is possible.

Release date: 30 May 2014

Filed under: Fusion, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, World, ,

Rebel Tumbao | Rebel Tumbao [Debut album]


Introducing the Afro Latin Roots Reggae sound of Rebel Tumbao who release their debut album May 2014.
Buy the T-Shirt and the album here >

Filed under: Fusion, Jazz, Latin, Reggae,

Deborah Magdalena | FUNKdalena

Inspired by theological experiences, love addiction, redemption from an emotional suicide, and 70’s Latin Soul music, Miami-based Puerto Rican actress/poet Deborah Magdalena gave birth to FUNKdalena, her first album in 10 years:

Produced by her long time musical collaborator The Brass King, this dynamic duo have meshed, hashed, re-arranged, composed, poetically ciphered, fixed and remixed tracks inspired by funk and soul legends including Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy Smiths, Roy Ayers, Tanya Gardner, Donny Hathaway, The Delfonics, and Earth Wind & Fire.

With FUNKdalena Deborah bares her poetic soul while celebrating her Latin and Jazz FUNK roots. Her Latin Grammy winning brother Nestor Torres jams along with his famed Jazz flute on “Voodoo Princess”, a poem they co-wrote 8 years ago. Deborah pays homage to her late aunt Ruth Fernandez on “Mi Tia” featuring Rafael Hernández’s legendary hit “Gracias Mundo”.
FUNKdalena also features the powerful vocals of Antonia Jenaé in what is slated to be the next women’s anthem, “Diosa”, and listeners are in for another treat with “Razones”- a unique Spanish take on Earth Wind & Fire’s “Reasons”, with vocals by up-and-coming singer, Kinetic.
Release date: September 6th 12
Buy now: FUNKdalena

Filed under: Funk, Latin, Soul, , ,


NEW MUSIC: Tracks from the stunning second album release from Gabriele Poso “Roots Of Soul” featured on this weeks Meltdown Show, spreading an infectious fusion of jazz, Latin + soul vibes across our FM airwaves.

The Italian multi-instrumentalist / composer and arranger has teamed up with an impressive line-up of guest vocalists for his new release which includes highlights such as the Willie Cobb/ Dawn Penn cover “You Don’t Love Me” feat Osunlade, the superb With Me Come Fly feat Dionisia Cassiano and the brilliant “Afro Blue” which has also been getting support here. Sandwiched in-between other vocal delights the album also includes some quality Instrumentals, making Roots Of Soul an all round essential package and a soundtrack to the summer.

Released date: 8th June on
INFRACom! Records.
Buy the

Filed under: Jazz, Latin, Soul, , , ,

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