Who Is KUUMBA FREEQUE?
In a world of clones, drones, and catchy Pop and Rock bands, there emerges a black sheep hell-bent on disturbing the status quo. It’s name: KUUMBA FREEQUE. The lovechild of Funk and Rock, raised by Soul, the band Kuumba Freeque’s name is a combination of the Swahili term “Kuumba,” meaning creativity, and "Freeque," referring to the relentless pursuit of it.
Formed in 2006 under less than common circumstances, this perfectly imperfect band consists of Singer/Songwriter/Production partners tRESAjERELL and K’Monte`. Upon overhearing Her sing during a songwriting session she was having with a group of friends in a Houston café, He instantly and unapologetically interrupted them and invited the singer to “be in a Rock band.” This rude introduction lead to an infamous Brother/Sister bond between the two and an outpour of artistry that eventually took the form of “Rezurekshun,” their debut album.
They come from drastically different musical backgrounds, experiences, and approaches. But the spiritual alignment of the duo allows them to see the beauty in their musical differences and infuse this positive tension into their works. Those fortunate enough to witness any of their studio sessions will attest to their playfully combative style of creating music together. The result: authentic, sensual, beautifully ugly songs that inspire us all to embrace our inner KUUMBA FREEQUE.
Our highly anticipated debut album, "REZUREKSHUN," is a true concept record. Grouped into 3 chapters, "BYRTH, KRUCIFIXION, & REZUREKSHUN," the songs symbolize beautifully ugly life stages & circumstances, all strewn across a Funky & Soulful Rock landscape. A treasure from the exponentially growing Indie Artist circuit.