CouchMusic.Live Presents: ReBelle with Naia Kete & Imani

Friday, 2/19/2021

and the Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center present a series of live-streamed performances honoring Black History Month, sponsored by River Valley Co-op and Atkins Farm:



Please join us in this celebration of how Black music enriches our collective culture and community!

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST
SUGGESTED ENTRY: $0 - $20+ (Pay what you want)
- You will be sent a link to the event following registration -

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A conversation ~ raising the sparks ~ the justice movement before us ~ signifying our orbit in a revolution of love around the sun. An evening of original music ~ a musical family assembling the force of their combined musical legacy ~ Black Rebels, ReBelle, SayReal ~ Naia and Imani are Kalpana and Manou's daughter and son and grew up playing in the band and touring in the U.S. and Africa. Their evolutionary voices inspire our community to heartfelt esteem and radical movement work.
Love is the key. Their family legacy is the harmony. Community engagement is the octave. Love for humanity.
Also featuring special guest Sun Sooley streaming from Africa!

"ReBelle does some heavy channeling in their live shows. When ReBelle performs, concert halls become churches and for several hours, at least, people come together."
 - Valley Advocate
“Few bands brave the more difficult challenges of composing new, intelligent and trailblazing music…ReBelle is one such band.”
 - Dirty Linen
"Multilingual, multinational and multi-talented succinctly describes ReBelle."
- Dub Missive
ReBelle is a formidable musical force conceived in love, rebellion and the evocative musical vigor of Emmanuel Manou and Kalpana Devi. Their eloquent musical composition runs along limbs of Rasta, elements of Jahzz and folk, poetic insurgence and ardent rhythms.
Kalpana and Manou’s energetic voices persuade a human race toward potent change-making. Nothing remains the same after a ReBelle experience. If you want to dance as you dream; chant on the move; find yourself in the compelling atmosphere of origin, then come to ReBelle. They will more than meet you there. They’ll take you there.
In their music and their lives, ReBelle is an intergenerational and intercultural band from Africa and America. Founded by Emmanuel Manou and Kalpana Devi, the ReBelle story is rich in a foundation of love and powerful musicianship. ReBelle plays all original music, sung in four different languages, English, Wolof, Creole and French. Their powerhouse vocalists chant meditations on liberation while the band propels roots reggae soul. The band’s mystical mix of pulsing tribal rhythms, guitar and tight harmonies is internationally acclaimed. In Africa, performances include the Blaise Senghor Institute in Senegal, Reggae Sunsplash in Senegal and Baia das Gatas Festival in Cape Verde. ReBelle is heard on airwaves throughout Africa, Europe, Jamaica, the Americas and the world. In the U.S., along the east coast, from Maine to Florida to California, ReBelle has performed hundreds of concerts at noted festivals, venues and colleges including the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, SOB’s, Fire Water Festival, Harmonic Convergence Festival, Bel Chere, LEAF Festival, Ziontific, Vermont Reggae Festival, Ocean State Reggae, sell-out crowds at the Iron Horse Music Hall, Pearl Street Night Club, The Roxy, House of Blues, Reggae Sunsplash, New England Reggae Festival, Guilford College, Warren Wilson, Hampshire College, UMASS, Amherst College, Smith College to name just a few. ReBelle is committed to the ascension of humanity to love, unity, freedom and peace throughout the world.

Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center is a multi-venue event space in downtown Greenfield, MA. Bringing the best in art and entertainment, from nationally recognized touring acts to experimental theater, festivals, community events, and more, their mission is to present music and the arts in an accessible, compelling and hospitable manner to benefit the social and economic well being of our regional, national and worldwide community.

CouchMusic.Live is the independent music lover's guide to virtual live music experiences from around the corner and across the web. As a live streaming cooperative, the CouchMusic team brings together industry professionals from around the US with one common purpose - to provide a platform for artists, fans, venues, promoters, and labels to come together and to build a resilient community in the new frontier of the suddenly digitized live music arena. The site currently features a blog of livestream previews and reviews, a high-quality virtual venue featuring some of our favorite performers, and curated listings of streams by both local and mainstream musicians. The organization strives to shed light on the importance of the grassroots scene, especially within the context of this challenging time. By connecting the silos of the industry and beyond, we aim to be an inclusive and empowering force of good in a world desperately needing guidance towards a path of unity and respect.

Please support our live music community and the art that keeps our culture vibrant and robust! While it is not required that you pay in order to enjoy this event, we encourage you to give what you can to support the artists, venue and production crew bringing you these exciting live music experiences!
The safety of the artist and venue/production staff are our #1 priority. All CouchMusic.Live shows are socially distanced and follow best practices for preventative measures, such as mask-wearing and hand washing. It is our goal to provide artists and venues an opportunity to keep bringing live music to the world while still staying safe. We support common-sense safety measures that protect us all and, ultimately, ensure that we can continue to present shows like this into the future.

Location: Virtual Event

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