Rebel Tumbao


“…Of course this crew comes out of the box like a runaway train…with a Cuba/Jamaican/African/Gil Scott Heron fusion that comes together in a mind blowing way that might not float the boats of the mired mortgage crowd but their kids will flip their lids with one taste of this. Hot stuff that’s as different as the makers want you to feel it is. Well done.”

Midwest Record



REBEL TUMBAO are a family of like-minded musicians 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, ably assisted by the powerful vocal talent that is Toussaint “The Liberator” Yeshua.

Their debut album, Afro Latin Roots Reggae, is due out shortly on SACRED RHYTHM MUSIC.

Rebel Tumbao recently performed a sold-out show at The Blue Note, NYC- watch live video below:

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