Genre: Jazz
Label: Impulse
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Sons of Kemet Your Queen Is A Reptile 2LP

Sons Of Kemet

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Double LP!

2021 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!

Sons of Kemet is the iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums. On this third studio album, they bring a genre defying approach that celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K.

The genre defying album, Your Queen is a Reptile, was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the U.K. scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen.

Young British saxophonist/bandleader Shabaka Hutchings is the main force behind these incendiary Sons of Kemet compositions, which are intended to remind listeners how British history reflects classist hierarchies and not the diasporic experience of its black immigrants. The album's title alludes humorously to the Reptilian conspiracy theory, but track titles allude humorlessly to who the Queen of England is not. The compositions, which are anchored in Afro-Caribbean rhythms, suggest in their titles alternative queens like Harriet Tubman and Angela Davis. If you have big speakers, my favorite track, 'My Queen Is Nanny of the Maroons,' will pound your room with wall-bending deep bass.
-Herb Reichert, Stereophile Magazine Record To Die For 2021
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Limited time digital download card

Shabaka Hutchings, saxophone
Theon Cross, tuba
Tom Skinner, drums
Eddie Hick, drums

Side A:

1. My Queen is Ada Eastman
2. My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark
Side B:
1. My Queen is Harriet Tubman
2. My Queen is Anna Julia Cooper
3. My Queen is Angela Davis
Side C:
1. My Queen is Nanny of The Maroons
2. My Queen is Yaa Asantewaa
Side D:
1. My Queen is Albertina Sisulu
2. My Queen is Doreen Lawrence

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