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Sons of Kemet


George Square Spiegeltent
George Square, Edinburgh
 
Sunday 14 July, 8.30pm

Saxophonist, Shabaka Hutchings, is the central figure in the new London jazz scene, and his band, Sons of Kemet, are at the vanguard of a new jazz world where relentless dance-ready rhythms culled from the calypso and soca of the Caribbean and urban hip hop, create an urgent, abrasive energy for Hutchings high-octane saxophone to feed from. The band features Theon Cross on tuba and two drummers from a revolving cast that includes Tom Skinner, Seb Rochford, and Eddie Hick interplaying beat . They’re redefining the music:  “Not being from the place that jazz is born from means that I don’t feel any ultimate reverence to it. It’s just about finding ways of reinterpreting how we’re thinking about the music, re-envisioning it, just like completely decontextualizing it and saying it’s up for grabs”.

*Kids Go Free
Under 16s go free to any concert at George Square Spiegeltent and Teviot Row that starts before 9pm, if accompanied by an adult. These must be booked in advance and are subject to availability from Hub Tickets only (0131 473 2000)

For any show starting after 9pm, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets - standing
£17.50

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