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SONS OF KEMET – Sold Out!
Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 8:00 pm$25
Sat April 09, 2022
8:00 PM PST
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland OR 97209
Shabaka Hutchings – saxophone, woodwinds
Theon Cross – tuba
Edward Wakili-Hick – percussion
Tom Skinner – percussion
Saxophonist, composer, philosopher and writer Shabaka Hutchings returns with a brand new album Black To The Future the fourth album of his SONS OF KEMET and their second album on the legendary Impulse! Records home of John Coltrane. This is the band’s most dynamic project yet, with members Theon Cross (tuba), Edward Wakili-Hick (percussion), Tom Skinner (percussion) and Shabaka Hutchings (saxophone, woodwinds) being joined on the album by special guest vocalists Angel Bat Dawid, Kojey Radical, Lianne La Havas, poets Moor Mother and Joshua Idehen, and grime artist D Double E.
Black To The Future, is a politically poignant and musically rich album, which feels destined to be placed on the shelf next to Archie Shepp’s Attica Blues or John Coltrane’s Alabama and SONS OF KEMET live are not to be missed !
About Shabaka Hutchings:
The British-born Barbados-raised saxophonist and clarinetist is the centrifugal force in three critically-acclaimed bands: Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming, and the South African-centered Shabaka and the Ancestors. He signed to Impulse! in 2018 after a six-year stretch rising to prominence with international sold-out shows that dissolved old genre boundaries and attracted eminent attention. Along the way he picked up accolades including two Mercury Prize nominations, a MOBO and a 2020 inclusion as one of Downbeat’s “Musicians Shaping The Future Of Jazz.”