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Your Queen Is A Reptile

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Sons Of Kemet are born of many vital elements – including a name that nods to ancient Egyptian culture, and a line-up that comprises some of the most progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz and beyond. Band-leader, composer and sax and clarinet don Shabaka Hutchings (himself named after a Nubian pharaoh-philosopher) brings together his fiery vision alongside London based bandmates Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford (forming a dynamo duo on drums here) and latest addition Theon Cross (taking over from Oren Marshall on tuba). Taking inspiration from such diverse sources as the Afro-Caribbean carnival tradition and contemporary UK club culture of grime and dubstep, Your Queen Is A Reptile is party music with a purpose – like Fela Kuti and James Brown. The title itself is an attack on the concept of lineal superiority, the absurdity of the notion that one can possibly be more deserving by birthright. In his song titles, Hutchings offers alternate queens, powerful and influential Afro women from the famous to the familial (Ada Eastman of album opener My Queen Is Ada Eastman is Hutchings' great-grandmother).


My Queen Is Ada Eastman
My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark
My Queen Is Harriet Tubman
My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper
My Queen Is Angela Davis
My Queen Is Nanny Of The Maroons
My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa
My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu
My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence
Format: 2xLP
Label: Impulse! Verve Records
Catalogue numbers: B0027970-01

Companies:
Published By-Touch Tones Music Ltd.
Recorded At-Total Refreshment Centre
Recorded At-Livingston Studios
Mixed At-The Crush
London
Mastered At-Electric Mastering
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Verve Label Group
Copyright (c)-Verve Label Group
Distributed By-Universal Music Distribution
Record Company-UMG Recordings
Inc.

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-6 02567 36432 0
Matrix / Runout-B0027970-01-LP1-A G-1 RM
Matrix / Runout-B0027970-01-LP1-B G-1 RM
Matrix / Runout-B0027970-01-LP2-A G-1 RM
Matrix / Runout-B0027970-01-LP2-B G-1 RM
Rights Society-P.R.S.
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)



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