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Fri 3rd May at 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Shabaka And The Sons Of Kemet
@ The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
Featuring: Shabaka And The Sons Of Kemet
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OCM Presents: Shabaka And The Sons Of Kemet
"If there's a band which sums up how exciting the UK jazz scene is at the moment, it's Sons of Kemet. Headed up by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings (saxes), with two mighty and intricate drummers Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford, the quartet's unlikely line-up is topped by tuba star Oren Marshall. Expect idiosyncratic but danceable grooves, improvised twists and a passion and conviction which set this new band apart. Drawing on jazz tradition, Jamaican heritage and New Orleans street music."
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Sons of Kemet is the brainchild of young reeds player and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings, whose ambition for this ensemble was to assemble the most unlikely of line-ups and allow them free rein for their distinct musical personalities to shine through.
The resultant music is loud, earthy, vital, and refreshingly rough-edged at times but surprisingly danceable; the two drummers spur off each others’ energies and the tuba occupies a variety of roles from breathless walking bass to subtle, overdubbed layers of sound. Shabaka’s plaintive tone and uncluttered compositions frame the sound. Shabaka Hutchings on clarinet and tenor saxophone. Oren Marshall on tuba and electronics. Seb Rochford and Tom Skinner on drums.
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Venue: The North Wall Arts Centre
Phone: 01865 319450