Afrikun, new audiovisual project by mc, beat and video maker Kumar Sublevao-Beat along with
multi-instrumentalists duo, Machete Horns revisits the diversity of African music, paying tribute
to several tribes and regions of the continent. Their format: images, percussion, horns, synths and
an MPC 500, mixes samples of traditional African instruments, chants and rhythms with textures
of contemporary urban music. In an powerfully energizing live performance, Afrikun presents the
roots of these young Afro-Cubans.
Afro-Cuban mc and urban music producer Kumar Sublevao Beat started his career during the
90's boom of hip hop in Havana. Influenced by Afro-Latin jazz, reggae, Afro-beat, funk and soul,
Kumar's sound is a sophisticated combination of traditional drumming samples, synths and live
instruments. Sublevao Beat's first release "De Pelicula Barrio "(LP, Universal Music), toured
extensively to important shows around the world and received a great welcome from both
audiences and the media. Now Sublevao beat is back with "Patakin," a new album where his
search has turned to the roots of African spirituality. Some of the artists who have colaborated
with Kumar: Ojos de Brujo, Last Poets, Omar Sosa Perico Sambeat, Jimi Tenor, Terracota and Indee Styla.
Machete Horns, saxophonist Regis "KinRe" Molina and the trumpeter Daniel
"El Congo" are two young Afro-Cuban musicians of the new generation.
They have performed in European and International clubs, festivals and TV broadcasts with Tony Allen, Jimmy Tenor, Jean- Paul Bourelli (Miles Davis),
Aloe Blacc, Raúl Paz, , Interactivo, JahAcoustic and many more.