Seasonal Beats: Dutch ReBelle provides summer heat with a pair of bold new tracks


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Dutch Rebelle has set her sights on global domination and remains unstoppable in her quest to achieve it. The ubiquitous emcee and Boston’s rap queen just graced the inaugural Independence Day Festival in the Congo earlier this month with a performance for the ages, and now she brings it back home for a show Friday (July 21) at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

“I’m looking forward to performing new music at the dopest venue in the city with some of my favorite artists,” Dutch tells us. “And I’m just hype to come back and bring it full circle.”

Born Vanda Bernadeau, Dutch prides herself on pushing the culture forward in her city. The Boston Music Award winner was recently featured in the #BostonMusicIs campaign, an ambitious initiative by The Record Co. and 25Forty Project in an effort to raise awareness about the scope of local talent.

In addition, Rebelle released two blazing singles to usher in summer right. Her sultry collaboration with singer Marcela Cruz “Don’t Know Why” is tinged with Caribbean flare indigenous to her Haitian roots. “Stripper,” which features cameos from Boston rappers 6ixLayne and Prince Smooth, is a bold yet hypnotic declaration about the power of the female body.

Despite traveling the world to share her most sacred skill — the girl hasn’t come across a beat that she couldn’t obliterate with bars — she is humbled to take part in the upcoming homecoming performance. It’s a stacked Boston bill of various genres, pulling together hip-hop duo STL GLD, glam rock powderkeg Sidewalk Driver, and 2017 Rock And Roll Rumble winner Carissa Johnson.

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