Your Queen Is a Reptile is the third album by British jazz group Sons of Kemet, released in March 2018 on Impulse! Records. Band leader Shabaka Hutchings wrote and plays saxophone on all tracks, Theon Cross plays tuba, and Seb Rochford and Tom Skinner play drums. It also features toaster Congo Natty and performance poet Josh Idehen.
Your Queen is Sons of Kemet’s first release on Impulse!, the label that was home to Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and Pharoah Sanders at their peaks. This adds another dimension to Hutchings’ relationship with American jazz, placing him among the players whose work he’s trying so hard to subvert and deconstruct. It is a peculiar achievement for him in some ways, but it is also a testament to his talents as a composer and player
My Queen Is Angela Davis" equates, knotty, martial, yet funky rhythms as Cross and Hutchings exchange a contrapuntal lyric line that touches on carnival music and Arabic double-harmonic scales. While "My Queen Is Nanny of the Maroons," titled for the famed Jamaican anti-colonialist, uses a hypnotic Nyabinghi rhythm, the tuba lays down a rocksteady bassline and Hutchings breathes out a gentle modal ballad. Nubya Garcia adds a second saxophone to "My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa" amid an incantatory Ghanaian-style drumming and declarative tuba.
Your Queen is a Reptile. Released March 30, 2018. Your Queen is a Reptile Tracklist. My Queen is Ada Eastman Lyrics. 2. My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark Lyrics.
And so Sons of Kemet offer an affront to the British figurehead by invoking the names of history-changing Black women from Harriet Tubman and Angela Davis to Hutchings’ own great-grandmother, Ada Eastman. Your Queen Is A Reptile is a political album in a similar way to how Pharoah Sanders’ deeply spiritual early ’70s material was, not so much in the specifics of the issues it highlights but in the bigger, broader message it conveys. This is an album as much about Black joy and celebration as it is about decrying white patriarchy (taking shape as matriarchy).
Your Queen Is a Reptile is easily Sons of Kemet's most compelling outing. It offers inspired stylistic contrasts, canny improvisation, and killer charts. It's tight, furious, joyous, and inspirational. Your queen is a reptile" is a concept album denouncing the imperialism and injustice of the British monarchy. They celebrate here other queens, each track paying homage to a woman, who have all led resistance movements. The music of Son of Kemet, has its source in the heart of Africa from the rhythms of Nigeria to the. Or consider a donation? #77.
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 . Your Queen is a Reptile was recorded. Sons of Kemet will be releasing their new record ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’ in Spring 2018 on Universal’s Verve Imprint – Impulse Records, the first major label release from Shabaka Hutchings. Your Queen considers herself our better; by right of blood, by way of lineage, by grace of conquest, by the reason of tyranny, by the confidence of tradition. Your Queen asserts this message through her crown, her church, her parliament, her loyal subjects, her wealth, her relationship with the media and the British empire, who celebrate her lifestyle, her fashion, her cuisine and her culture.
My Queen Is Ada Eastman, 06:41. My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark, 05:31. My Queen Is Harriet Tubman, 05:40. My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper, 05:06. My Queen Is Angela Davis, 06:35. My Queen Is Nanny of the Maroons, 06:43. My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu, 05:19. My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence, 06:48. Unfortunately, the station stopped broadcasting. Perhaps, this is a temporary station problem. You can leave your e-mail and we will let you know when the broadcast of the station will be online again: Or listen to the other country dec name stations.
Your Queen Is a Reptile is Sons of Kemet’s third album. This band has a rare instrumentation - tenor saxophone, tuba, two drummers - and a relentless, jouncing sound anchored in rhythms of the Caribbean. Sons of Kemet’s music reaches vastly across the diaspora, though it has increasingly gravitated toward the Antilles. The band’s 2013 debut, Burn, was a restive, rangy album, stretching from slow deliquescence to scorching surrealism. Its sophomore release, Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do, pulled toward calypso and soca, toward the earth, toward a more direct energy, thanks to Mr. Hutchings’s growing embrace of his own upbringing - he moved to Barbados at 6 and returned to London in high school - and to the impact of Theon Cross, a prodigious young talent who took over.