Play-Doc Live

Kumar Sublevao Beat Band


Music plays an important role at Play-Doc Festival. In this ninth edition, along with the special screenings of the Cuban filmmaker Nicolás Guillén Landrián, we bring you another amazing ‘trip’ to the Caribbean island, this time through the astonishing sound of Kumar Sublevao-Beat.

Afro-Cuban mc and urban music producer, Kumar Sublevao Beat started his career during the 90's boom of hip hop in Havana, Cuba. 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 Película de Barrio (LP, Universal Music), toured extensively to important shows around the world and received a great welcome from both audiences and the media, Montreaux Jazz Festival (Suiza), Elysee Montmartre (Paris), Worldwide Festival Awards, Cargo (Londres), Dunya Festival (Rotterdam), among many others.

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, among many others.