• Sons of Kemet

  • Sun, 14-07-2019 at 20:30
  • Assembly Festival
    George Square
    EH8 9JX Edinburgh
Sons of Kemet - Assembly Festival - Edinburgh

Saxophonist, Shabaka Hutchings, is the central figure in the new London jazz scene, and his band, Sons Of Kemet, are at the vanguard of a new jazz world where relentless dance-ready rhythms culled from the calypso and soca of the Caribbean merge with classical music and jazz, creating an urgent, abrasive energy for Hutchings high-octane saxophone to feed from. Nominated in 2018 for the Mercury Prize Award for Best Album of the Year, their latest release 'Your Queen is A Reptile' uses jazz’s cultural memory as a rich language that informs an entirely new conversation. The band features Theon Cross on tuba and two drummers from a revolving cast that includes Tom Skinner, Seb Rochford, and Eddie Hick interplaying beat. They are redefining the music: “Not being from the place that jazz is born from means that I don’t feel any ultimate reverence to it. It’s just about finding ways of reinterpreting how we’re thinking about the music, re-envisioning it, just like completely decontextualising it and saying it’s up for grabs”.It's going to be pure 🔥🔥🔥 Don't miss out, buy your tickets now! WHEN: Sun 14 July - 20:30 WHERE: George Square SpiegeltentTickets on sale now via https://tinyurl.com/EJBF19Sons or in person/phone at The Hub (0131 473 2000)