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sons of kemet

Your Queen is a Reptile



Released: 30th Mar 2018


2LP + download

Released: 30th Mar 2018


sax prodigy shabaka hutchings & his equally virtuosic brethren weave a vibrantly spiritual tapestry of percussive brass, earthy synths & primal drumming.

 Sons Of Kemet are born of many vital elements, including a name that nods to ancient Egyptian culture, & a line-up that comprises some of the most progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz & beyond. Band-leader, composer & sax & clarinet don Shabaka Hutchings (himself named after a Nubian pharaoh-philosopher) brings together his fiery vision alongside London-based bandmates Tom Skinner & Seb Rochford (forming a dynamo duo on drums here) & Theon Cross (taking over from Oren Marshall on tuba). “The richness of the source material & the deftness of interplay of each member of the band ensures that “Your Queen is a Reptile” leaves you with a sense of having been a part of something truly special” 9/10 – line of best fit.

Your Queen is a Reptile


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