Timbalero José Claussell (long time member of the Eddie Palmieri Band) leads this dynamic 11 piece family of musicians that feature the soul awakening lead vocals of Toussaint “The Liberator” Yeshua, along with special guest, Salsa music’s premier sonero, Herman Olivera. They surface with a message in their music and an earthy sound that is packed with a grooving mixture of Roots Reggae and contemporary Cuban Son with honest elements of soul, funk, jazz, blues, gospel and African folklore.
“Rebel Tumbao is a revelation. It is many things: it is perhaps the most successful meshing Afro-Cuban and Reggae music to date; it is an exceptional example of deeply felt spiritual and political lyrics; and, in the tradition of Gil Scott-Heron, it has jazz roots and scorching spoken word. This band has changed so much my listening and thinking about Caribbean music”. Peter Maiden- Timba.com