“Mercury Prize favorites Sons of Kemet”

There are few albums more timely this year than Sons of Kemet’s Your Queen is a Reptile. Not only does the London jazz quartet play with a fierce aversion to strict genre, but they also use their music as a sociopolitical weapon, borne of experience and worry. They talk about that process and its prospects in this great interview with the New Statesman. “We are surrounded by the rise of fascism,” Shabaka Hutchings says flatly. Read it.

 

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