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Überjazz Festival Hamburg

Sons Of Kemet

Shabaka Hutchings (sax, cla) Theon Cross (tb) Tom Skinner (dr) Seb Rochford (dr)

The Carribean and its clichés are well transportet into western brains via cheesy television and cruise ship tourism. But there’s a dark side to it. Which is where young composer and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and his Sons Of Kemet take us. His own bio puts it well: »Constantly evaluating the nature of his relationship with musical material and tradition, he describes his attempts at composition as wrestling matches with questions of where and how the Caribbean can be encoded, and what happens when it is exposed to the western classical music canon.«. Sons Of Kemet play Überjazz for the second time.