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SHABAKA (shabaka hutchings)

AFRIKAN CULTURE

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Known for his globally-acclaimed, groundbreaking groups (Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming, Shabaka and The Ancestors), this release finds Shabaka at a quieter...

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Perceive its beauty, Acknowledge its Grace

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  1. End of Innocence
  2. As the Planets and the Stars Collapse
  3. Insecurities
  4. Managing my Breath What Fear Had Become
  5. The Wounded Need to be Replenished
  6. Body to Inhabit
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  8. Living
  9. Breathing
  10. Kiss Me Before I Forget
  11. Song of the Motherland

SHABAKA (shabaka hutchings)

Perceive its beauty, Acknowledge its Grace

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    Released: 12th Apr 2024

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    Released: 12th Apr 2024

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A deeply moving suite of primarily instrumental music - reflective and contemplative, with passages flowering from one musical concept to the next, encouraging deep attention that rewards the listener with throughlines and motifs throughout the record.


After putting down the saxophone - the instrument he has become synonymous with – in favour of the flute, Shabaka returns with his first full length album under his own name. Expanding on the meditative 2022 EP, 'Afrikan Culture', Shabaka has enlisted some big name collaborators  such as Andre 3000, Lianne La Havas, Moses Sumney, Floating Points & more to help build this all-encompassing aural landscape.
 

"The jazz maestro’s solo debut is a balm for the chaos of modern life.... a beautiful, thoughtful album” The Times ★★★★
 
“One of our finest musicians might just have achieved a higher state of artistic consciousness” MOJO - Album Of The Month ★★★★
 
“Truly special” The Quietus - Album Of The Week
 
“A quiet and reflective breakthrough” The Arts Desk ★★★★
 
“A meditative and becalmed solo debut” Line Of Best Fit 8/10
 
“A gorgeous continuation of (his) sound and the latest window into the future of a trailblazing artist.... stunning”  Rolling Stone UK
 
“An excellent album... a collection of reflective compositions, warm and personal, and created by an artist at the top of his game” Louder Than War
 
“A collaboration between beings, instruments, melodies and spaces that offer room to listen, reflect and become”  The Skinny ★★★★
 
“An intriguing blend of influences and ideas that is well helmed by Hutchings’s artfully low warm and breathy flute lines” Echoes ★★★★
 
“An expansive exercise in tenderness” The Wire
 
“Serene, cosmically centred flute explorations” UNCUT 8/10