BIG EARS

Sons of Kemet Play Koko in London

Kitty Empire gives Sons of Kemet’s recent performance at Koko in London—which she says should have been a victory lap for the Mercury Prize that they did not win—four stars and a sharp rave review in The Guardian. “Although their music is acutely historically conscious, making people leap like salmon is an equally meaningful part of this band’s raison d’être: this is jazz as party music, not an excuse to make chin leather,” she writes. Empire then explores the way Sons of Kemet reinterpret the past and reimagine the future on their records and on stage. Give it a read. 

BIG EARS
Knoxville, TN · USA

TICKETS DONATE

2022 Festival

Explore the lineup of upcoming Big Ears performances.

Overview

Artifacts Trio

Lineup

Tickets

Archive

Plan

Discover travel, lodging, & dining options to enhance your Festival experience.

Knoxville

Travel

Tennessee Theatre

Things To Do

Knoxville

Hotel Accommodations

Venues

FAQ

Support

Big Ears is made possible by the passion & generosity of our community.

Donate

Donate to Big Ears

Partners

Merchandise

Big Ears Merchandise

Volunteer

About

Learn more about what The New York Times calls “one of the world’s greatest music bashes.”

Who We Are

Big Ears patrons at the KMA

News

Press

Contact