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Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile. 55 minutes of ecstatic insurgency / exclaim!*@#

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With an upcoming royal wedding to be shoved down our collective throats, and a cultural climate of rebellion and resistance, Sons of Kemet's third album (and first for the newly re-launched Impulse! label) couldn't have been timelier.

While tearing apart the façade of blind adulation that surrounds the royal family isn't new, British-Barbadian tenor saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and company offer nine testaments to iconic women from throughout the African Diaspora whose actions, not bloodlines, demand reverence with an absolutely potent musical backdrop that fulfills the promise of the quartet's previous offerings. 

The nimble interplay and fist pumping drums that drive "My Queen Is Angela Davis" makes it the set's standout. Your Queen Is A Reptile, is 55 minutes of ecstatic insurgency. 

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