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Shabaka And The Ancestors

WE ARE SENT HERE BY HISTORY

IMPULSE



CD

Released: 13th Mar 2020

£12.99


2lp

Released: 20th Mar 2020

£26.99


Shabaka Hutchings wrenches spiralling saxophone through powerful & sombre musical shadows on this thought-provoking release.

‘We Are Sent Here by History’ is a meditation on the fact of our coming extinction as a species. It is a reflection from the ruins, from the burning. A questioning of the steps to be taken in preparation for our transition individually and societally if the end is to be seen as anything but a tragic defeat. FFO: Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming, Flying Lotus, Janelle Monae, Shabazz Palaces. “Hutchings has suggested his Ancestors work is an update of the griot tradition – weaving social commentary into seemingly harmless party pieces. ‘We Are Sent Here By History’ achieves more: transforming impending doom into an affirmation of life” 4/5 - MOJO

James CA Says: Somehow even better than the last one, this supergroup’s blend of spectral and spiritual jazz with pertinent political force has never felt more needed

WE ARE SENT HERE BY HISTORY