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Shabaka & The Ancestors

We Are Sent Here By History


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Go My Heart, Go To Heaven
1 They Who Must Die  
2 You've Been Called  
3 Go My Heart, Go To Heaven  
4 Behold, The Deceiver  
5 Run, The Darkness Will Pass  
6 The Coming Of The Strange Ones  
7 Beasts Too Spoke of Suffering  
8 We Will Work (On Redefining Manhood)  
9 Til The Freedom Comes Home  
10 Finally, The Man Cried  
11 Teach me How To Be Vulnerable  
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On March 13, Shabaka & The Ancestors will make their Impulse! debut with the band's sophomore album We Are Sent Here By History. Their breakout 2016 album, Wisdom of Elders, established Shabaka & The Ancestors as a sudden force in spiritual jazz. But where that record warned of impending societal collapse, this one unfolds within it. Shabaka refers to the album as a "meditation on the fact of our coming extinction as a species. It is a reflection from the ruins, from the burning." On the lead single "Go My Heart, Go To Heaven," Siyabonga pays homage to his father's favorite church song. The word "hamba" (or "go") is repeated, and within the context of this track, it's "about the point where one gives in and wants out of this world," Siyabonga says. "But in times of darkness is a call to the light and the heart."

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