They are a formidable musical force conceived in love, rebellion and the evocative musical vigor of Kalpana Devi and Emmanuel Manou.
Dub Missive- “Multilingual, multinational and multi-talented succinctly describes ReBelle.”
Relix- “There is a lot of reggae going around, but ReBelle’s eclectic, contemporary, African roots interpretation crosses all borders…. ReBellegratifies audiences with its gently pounding beats, powerful trilingual lyrics and sacred message.”
Dirty Linen- “Few bands brave the more difficult challenges of composing new, intelligent and trail blazing music…ReBelle is one such band.”
Valley Advocate- “Why question a good thing- even if it doesn’t really make sense? Yeah, it may seem weird that some of the best American reggae is happening deep in New England, in the Pioneer Valley (land of abundant snow, bone-chilling freeze and un-Rastified temperments). But…why ask? To feel first and think later is the path of the righteous. And when ReBelle sparks up the Iron Horse on Saturday, the fortunate in attendance will know what it is to feel the music…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. When they perform at the Iron Horse this Saturday, fans and curiosity seekers will receive the usual dose of transcendence.”
The Iron Horse Music Hall-“The Valley’s best reggae band.”
The Daily Freeman, Woodstock, NY- “The stance of reggae and Rasta is obvious, and its intrinsic element of protest as plain as the issues addressed. The protest song is the first test of social consciousness and it takes many forms, including songs of advocacy. “Africa Unite”, “Black Legends”, “Gun Violence” and “Stop War” are prime examples served up by ReBelle”.
Reggae Runnins- “ReBelle brings the conscious message of Rastafari with African roots reggae music…powerful…and mesmerizing sounds come together to sing praises to Jah and spread the word of truth and rights…ReBelle brings a serenity and peacefulness with them: in speaking, in their music, and in their spirit. They are a unit guided by Jah and inspired with the love of the universe. Soul rebels- standing strong in the face of Babylon and chanting down negativity…”
Dub Missive- “Gentle insurgents.”
Nantucket Review- “ReBelle gets my vote as the best reggae band out here…”
Papa Pilgrim founder of Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide- “Spirituality abounds with “Elect of God”, Zion Train”, and the Wolof versed “Akhouzamane”. Instrumentation is ultra tight and best heard as loud as your neighbors will permit.”
Reggae Runnins- “A show of powerful musicianship, and arresting lyrics, this release demands to be heard repeatedly! Style sure to get you moving, and then thinking. Beware the thoughts of the righteous mon…!”
Dub Missive- “Their music reflects the spirit of ReBelle: warm, contemporary, vital. We were blessed to witness a spellbinding performance as ReBelle came forth strong and sure.”
Woodstock Review- “The impression of sound purity wasn’t injured by the quality of Grade A reggae coming through…the band’s vocalists laced harmony like the Everly Brother’s of ska, with Kalpana Devi offering a feminine touch in response lines and feverish asides while tipping in some fine conga accents. Manou showed all the potential of reggae legend Toots Hibbert in groove-guiding flight. They offer a wide range of tonality and effect than much of the competition united under the honorable flag of Emperor Haile Selassie I Jah Rastafari. ReBelle is a group reggae fans are advised not to miss on their next visit.”
Reggae Runnins-“African dread sojourn along a trance-like musical vibe of Oneness, Unity, and Roots.”
Dub Missive- “Powerhouse lead vocals…”