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Shabaka and the Ancestors 'Go My Heart, Go To Heaven' makes San Diego Magazine's 'spring playlist'

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If you had told me 10 years ago that the most exciting and influential new music in 2020 would be jazz, well, it's not that I wouldn't have believed you, it just might have taken a leap of faith given how long since it's been part of pop music's conversation. Shabaka Hutchings is one of the most important figures in making that case, having released some amazing recent albums with Sons of Kemet and The Comet Is Coming (who are playing Coachella this year). Shabaka and the Ancestors is his South Africa-based spiritual jazz outfit, and the first single from their upcoming album is a mystical, complex and enchanting mix of jazz and psychedelia that shows why, as far as I'm concerned, jazz is where you'll find some of the most groundbreaking music this year.

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