Rebel Babel Ensemble is a unique international and multilingual orchestra combining traditional brass bands from different regions of Europe with professional hip hop, funk and folk musicians – soon to be literally the biggest band on the continent.
It is an experimental and innovative project whose idea is to present the sound and language individuality of Europe and send positive vibes through the vibrations of live instruments by merging professionals with amateurs at concerts, happenings and flash mobs.
During Rebel Babel’s performances, the stage is shared by bands of several dozen brass musicians from different countries and rappers who rhyme their lyrics in different languages. The concerts are extremely powerful as well as interactive since they involve the audience and allow to perform together with the use of amateur instruments.
The collective’s core, made up of a composer and performer Jan Feat, a rapper and performer L.U.C (laureate of Polityka Weekly Magazine Award and Polish Radio 3 Music Award) and an academic didactician and music arranger Adam Lepka, travels through Europe organising surreal shows as well as small and big concerts in all the most unusual places possible.
Sometimes they play for the European Cup and perform a symphony with a brass band and thousands of stadium horns, or give performances involving car horns at road junction in the center of Madrid. Sometimes they organize a brass band bike parade or a performance conducted by the escalator of Barcelona Metro.
They can also give a concert for 300 people and a foot parade, or play at a big gala concert with some of the most interesting European rap artists (PROMOE “LOOPTROOP”, RAPSUSKLEI, WOYZA, L.U.C, GRUBSON, JOKA “KALIBER 44”) performed on stages of the most prestigious Polish festivals such as Open’er, Stage Songs Review and Gdansk Carries Music (GdańskDźwigaMuzę).