Sons of Kemet XL
Curated by Shabaka Hutchings
With Sons of Kemet, sax wizard Shabaka Hutchings takes cues from Afro-Caribbean carnival to contemporary UK grime and hip hop. This is music played with punk drive, the immediacy of club music and riddled with jazz, dub and afrobeat. New LP ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’ is a sacred totem for black female icons, released on the prestigious Impulse! label (which has hosted greats like Coltrane, Mingus, Sanders). We’ll present the band’s ‘XL-version’, an extravaganza featuring four drummers.
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Thursday Oct 4th 2018
Listen: Shabaka Hutchings' personal playlist for his curated program at LGW18
Thursday Sep 20th 2018
Watch: Sons of Kemet perform 'Your Queen Is A Reptile' for Boiler Room & Mercury Prize
Thursday Aug 23rd 2018
Video portrait: Shabaka Hutchings on Impulse!, curating at LGW, and music as joyous celebration
Tuesday Jul 3rd 2018
Track of the Week #6: Sons of Kemet - 'My Queen Is Harriet Tubman'
Thursday May 24th 2018