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Rebellum



Biography

REBELLUM with the two-part super-fly vocal frontline  of  Mikel Banks & Mazz Swift;  those ace riddim section companeras, The Buckeye Bass Mack Jared Michael Nickerson & our ?? Man from Japan on Kick & Snare ...  Hiroyuki "Matsu" Matsuura, Valerie June Guitar Hero, Ben Tyree, Bari Sax Goddess for TVOR & Nick Waterhouse 'Moist' Paula Henderson, Billy Ocean Tenor Sax Hooksmith V. Jeffery Smith, William Parker Trumpeter of Choice Lewis 'Flip' Barnes, Vernon Reid Keyboard Liberator, Leon Gruenbaum, bursts forth with a profusion of exotic trace elements--warped soul harmonies, freedom-swing horn play, maggot-brained guitar implosions and arkestral loopadelics in the dark.  This very accomplished crew has  playing credits that range from The Roots, Toshi Reagon, Charlie Musselwhite, DJ Logic, Gary Lucas, TV On The Radio, Tamar-kali, Phish, William Parker, Mark Ribot, Lizz Wright, The Holmes Brothers, Lady Kier, Freedy Johnston, Sandra St. Victor, Wadada Leo Smith, David Murray, Debbie Gibson, Joseph Bowie and England's The The.  The spirits of Sun Ra, Ron Hardy, Eddie Hazel, Gary Numan and The Emotions are all welcome here.

Rebellum bursts forth with a profusion of exotic trace elements—warped soul harmonies, freedom-swing horn play, maggot-brained guitar implosions, and arkestral loopadelics in the dark. This very accomplished crew’s performing credits include The Roots, Toshi Reagon, Charlie Musselwhite, DJ Logic, Gary Lucas, TV On The Radio, Tamar-kali, Phish, William Parker, Mark Ribot, Lizz Wright, The Holmes Brothers, Lady Kier, Freedy Johnston, Sandra St. Victor, Wadada Leo Smith, David Murray, Debbie Gibson, Joseph Bowie and England’s The The.


Photos by: Paula Henderson & Shelley Nicole - Collage & Tinting by Amy Gail

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/30/2015: Rebellum—Selections from Brer Rabbit: The Opera ~ A Funky Meditation on Gentrification & Other Fey, Lovely, and Krunk Songs

Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, performance artist Aisha Cousins and director Letitia Guillory's collaboration this past January led to two BRIC Studio/Brooklyn, NY sold-out performances of Brer Rabbit: The Opera - A Funky Meditation on Gentrification. Rebellum, Burnt Sugar Arkestra's avant funk & roll splinter cell, performs music from Brer Rabbit along with new Burnt Sugar Arkestra selections from their yet-to-be-released DVD, Black from the Abyss.

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