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Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is a Reptile. Caribbean themes, rhythms & jazz / Jazz right now

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My now deceased stepfather once said this to me after he picked me up from the local precinct after being arrested my one and only time. This message rings in my head quite often in my adult life, and I feel like a lot of American listeners might feel that way after listening to the Sons of Kemet masterpiece Your Queen Is a Reptile. Combine Caribbean folk themes and rhythms with Jazz and get Sons of Kemet.

Definitely acknowledge that Shabaka Hutchins, Zara Macfarlane, Theon Cross, Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Kokoroko, and Camilla George are changing the way we view the location, the gendering, and influential power of Jazz today.

Mention Impulse! Records and its legacy? Is that important in this moment or just helpful to give wider access to the creative abilities of this Afro-Genius?

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