Kumar, Mc and musical producer, began his career in the hip hop movement in Havana, Cuba, at the end of the 90s. He is one of those artists who emanates a special brightness on the stage, a mystic who takes possession of the ambience when he glides on it; with a broken, rhythmic voice and a melodious Afro-Cuban accent, he invokes his ancestors in his songs. As a craftsman of the word, with his verses, he interweaves images that induce us to open our minds, to get connected, awaken our being, and raise our voice!!!.
With the characteristics of a rapper, his music is cooked on a machine and flavored with ethnic, acoustic, analogical and digital instruments under the influences of Afrojazz, reggae, funk, electronics and, especially, Cuban traditional and folkloric music.
His performance is a blow of energy; as possessed by drums, he improvises, tells folkloric stories, and dances while making people dance … always surrounded by greatnesss of all arts and from all parts of the world. In his concerts one can breathe happiness, self-assurance, complicity, conscience, multiculturalism and it is even said that his music is therapeutic.
Currently he presents Afrikun, a project in collaboration with Machete Horns a multi-instrumentalist duo formed by “El Congo Allen y Regis Molina” with it, they pay a tribute to their African ancestors and study in depth the diversity of their cultural heritage; being explicit the experimental and spiritual character of this album that is just a round voyage across the music of this creative continent. Omar Sosa,Dayme Arocena,M.anifest, Mû Mbana, Adama Kone… among other important artists, have collaborated in this project.
2004. Ves. Nomination at the Lucas Awards(Cuban Video Clip Festival)
2006. Best Rap / Hip-hop Album Audience award at theCuerda Viva Awards;
2010. Película de Barrio – Best Rap/ Hip-hop. Cubadisco Award (Cuban Disc Festival)
2012. Patakin. Nomination Best Rap / Hip-hop Album. (Cuban Disc Festival).
Presentations: Montreaux Jazz Festival (Suiza), Worldwide Festival Awards, (Londres),Dunya Festival,(Rótterdam) Fusion Festival (Alemania), Festival La Merce (Barcelona), World Music Festival (Oslo) Manana Festival ( Cuba)… just to mention some of the most important ones. He has also performed in Japan, Kenya, Sweden, France, Canada, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Ukraine, the Azores, Ibiza, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Martinique, Poland