Watch a video portrait of jazz trailblazer Shabaka Hutchings

Watch a video portrait of jazz trailblazer Shabaka Hutchings

Wed Sep 6th

British jazz stalwart Shabaka Hutchings has worked with Sun Ra Arkestra and Mulatu Astatke in the past, and is currently involved in three of his own projects: The Comet is Coming (who performed at Le Guess Who? 2016), Sons of Kemet, and Shabaka & The Ancestors, who perform at the festival this year, curated by James Holden. 

During UK festival A Love Supreme, Shabaka performed with all 3 projects during one single day, and was followed for a video portrait; watch that below. 

"Following him as he reflects on the thriving UK jazz scene and figures out makeshift instrument repairs in-between sets, this short film follows Shabaka Hutchings at his best: pushing live, open-ended jazz into new territories."

Shabaka & The Ancestors are joined by a.o. Pharoah Sanders, Matana Roberts, Linda Sharrock, Han Bennink, Brötzmann/Leigh, James Holden, Mario Batkovic, Oumou Sangaré and many more at Le Guess Who? 2017. 

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