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kuumba freeque

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  • 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.

  • Who is Kuumba Freeque? (Cont.)

    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.

  • Who is Kuumba Freeque? (Cont.)

    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.

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New Album: Rezurekshun

Our highly anticipated debut album, "REZUREKSHUN," is a true concept record.

Grouped into 3 chapters, "BYRTH, KRUCIFIXION, & REZUREKSHUN," the songs beautifully symbolize ugly life stages & circumstances, all strewn across a Funky & Soulful Rock landscape. A treasure from the exponentially growing Indie Artist circuit. Stream the entire album. Purchase a CD or download the mp3 album.

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k'monte'

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  • Who is K'Monte'?

    Deep in the trenches of the Soul Music Revolution of Houston, you’re sure to find Singer/Songwriter/Musician K’Monte` putting in work. Born and raised in the backwoods of Georgia, educated and matured in New Orleans, and finally setting up shop in the diverse metropolis that is Houston, TX, he has designed, developed, and put into action a musical approach that simply cannot be confined to one genre exclusively.

  • Who is K'Monte'? (cont.)

    However, undeniably, the left & right hands of this consummate artist’s body of work is FUNK & SOUL. He draws inspiration for the movement of these “hands” from his pounding heart of a ROCK star. Making his independent debut with the release of “Painting Piktures” in 2004, he boldly blurred the musical boundaries of the time, and quickly gained iconic prominence in a hungry Houston music scene.

  • Who is K'Monte'? (cont.)

    Both CEO and Artist with KOZMIK OASIS RECORDINGS, K’Monte` has most recently been creating quite a stir as producer & drummer of the Funk Rock duo KUUMBA FREEQUE, with “Little Sister” and label mate tRESA jERELL as the lead singer. His highly anticipated second solo project, “Asylum,” is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2012.

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New Album Coming Summer of 2012

Making his independent debut with the release of “Painting Piktures” in 2004, K’Monte` boldly blurred the musical boundaries of the time, and quickly gained iconic prominence in a hungry Houston music scene.

His second solo project, “Asylum,” is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2012.

Stream "Funky Luv" on K'Monte's bandcamp.

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tRESA jERELL

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  • Who is tRESA jERELL?


    Rooted in Jazz, cultivated by Soul, and then ripened by the perfect light of gospel, the voice of tRESA jERELL is not one that you merely hear; you feel it. With a deep, resonating, beautifully haunting alto tone, she is poised for undeniable prominence in the music industry.  Already garnering hoards of fans as the lead singer of Houston-based Funk Rock duo KUUMBA FREEQUE, she has been cultivating a sound that is fresh and all her own for the last 6 years.

  • Who is tRESA jERELL? (cont.)

    Growing up in DeSoto, TX, just outside of Dallas, the move to Houston came quite naturally, as did her relationship with KOZMIK OASIS Artist & CEO K’Monte`. Instantly “Brother & Sister,” the two became musically inseparable and eventually started KUUMBA FREEQUE together. Her amazing ability to capture raw emotion in the studio and then transfer that emotion onto a vocal track inspired “Big Brother” to sign the singer once again, only this time, as a solo artist. Also a gifted songwriter, as seen in her work with KUUMBA FREEQUE, tRESA jERELL is currently in the studio creating her first solo project, “Kissing tRESA,” scheduled for release in the Fall of 2012.

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New Album Coming Fall of 2012

Also a gifted songwriter, as seen in her work with KUUMBA FREEQUE, tRESA jERELL is currently in the studio creating her first solo project, “Kissing tRESA,” scheduled for release in the Fall of 2012.

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KUUMBA FREEQE::Warehouse Live::Sept23
KUUMBA FREEQE::Warehouse Live::Sept23
Posted 613 days ago

KUUMBA FREEQE::Warehouse Live::Sept23
Freeques Of The Industry [vol IV]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol IV]
Posted 731 days ago

The 4th installment of the hottest concert series in H-Town!  Funk Rock duo KUUMBA FREEQUE plays live in concert along with other innovative Houston-based artists & bands.  This edition features…

Freeques Of The Industry [vol IV]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol III]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol III]
Posted 757 days ago

3RD INSTALLMENT OF THE ROCKIN' KUUMBA FREEQUE CONCERT SERIES!
GUEST STARZ JOE LEE MCCOY & ANGELA OLIVIA GUILLORY WILL SET
THE TONE 4 AN UN4GETTABLE X-PERYENCE!

-- W  I  L  L    C  A  L  L    T…

Freeques Of The Industry [vol III]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol II]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol II]
Posted 796 days ago

The 2nd installment of the brave & bold concert series, FREEQUES OF THE INDUSTRY. Houston-based Funk Rock duo KUUMBA FREEQUE performs songs from their critically acclaimed debut album, REZUREKSHUN, as…

Freeques Of The Industry [vol II]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol. 1]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol. 1]
Posted 846 days ago

The 1st installment of the exciting new concert series by Houston-based FunkRock duo KUUMBA FREEQUE. With their recently released debut album REZUREKSHUN already causing a huge buzz, this series will…

Freeques Of The Industry [vol. 1]
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Freeques Of The Industry [vol II]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol II]
Posted 796 days ago

The 2nd installment of the brave & bold concert series, FREEQUES OF THE INDUSTRY. Houston-based Funk Rock duo KUUMBA FREEQUE performs songs from their critically acclaimed debut album, REZUREKSHUN, as…

Back N Tha Studio
Back N Tha Studio
Posted 845 days ago

KUUMBA FREEQUE iz back n tha studio; recording songs 4 "ONE More Tyme," an EP of inspirational/gospel tunez that we wrote 2getha years ago win we were @ Awakenings Movement;…

Back N Tha Studio
Freeques Of The Industry [vol. 1]
Freeques Of The Industry [vol. 1]
Posted 846 days ago

The 1st installment of the exciting new concert series by Houston-based FunkRock duo KUUMBA FREEQUE. With their recently released debut album REZUREKSHUN already causing a huge buzz, this series will…

Freeques Of The Industry [vol. 1]
Official 1st Single “I’m Thru” Announced
Official 1st Single “I’m Thru” Announced
Posted 1035 days ago

KUUMBA FREEQUE announces "I'mThru" as the official 1st single from long-awaited debut album, "REZUREKSHUN." Single & video are scheduled to be released on-line by August 2011.

New Kuumba Freeque Video Released
New Kuumba Freeque Video Released
Posted 1087 days ago

KUUMBA FREEQUE releases video for epic song, "SupaHero," from their upcoming album "REZUREKSHUN."

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