The sons of the black land are back! The new LP of the Sons of Kemet puts the queen(s) in the center. Bandleader and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings criticises the repressive system of the British monarchy on «Your Queen Is A Reptile» and offers nine queens in return: women who have played a part in history and changed the world. These personalities also express themselves through new style elements in Hutching’s music. The driving Caribbean beats and New Orleans marching lines are joined by dub, spoken word, hip-hop and jungle – ready for new futures out of cruel and unfair pasts!
Text: Stoph Ruckli