Rebel Tumbao

Rebel Tumbao on
Sacred Rhythm Music

Jose Claussell

Rebel Tumbao

Rebel\ ‘reb-el   1a: to oppose those in authority who do not act in the best interest of humankind.

Tumbao\ tóom-‘Bah-ó (Spanish)  1a: A syncopated bass and conga drum rhythm that makes you want to groove your ass off.

Rebel Tumbao, 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 music’s most celebrated genres; 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, composer and educator, Matt Jenson and world-renowned percussionist and composer, José Claussell. These partners in musical justice share a profound artistic vision 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 progressive lyrics, grooving rhythms and the power-house soul singing of Toussaint “The Liberator” Yeshua, will transport your mind, body and spirit to the healthier world we all know is possible.