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Shabaka Hutchings announces new solo record

By | Published on Friday 6 May 2022


Best known for his work with Sons Of Kemet and The Comet Is Coming, Shabaka Hutchings – now professionally known as just Shabaka – has announced a new solo mini-album, titled ‘Afrikan Culture’.

“’Afrikan Culture’ was made around the idea of meditation and what it means for me to still my own mind and accept the music which comes to the surface”, he says.

“It features various types of Shakuhachi [Japanese] flutes”, he adds, “and a new technique of creating that I’ve been experimenting with in layering many flutes together to create a forest of sound where melodies and rhythms float in space and emerge in glimpses”.

The record is set for release on 20 May. First single, ‘Black Meditation’, is out now. Listen here: