Kamasi Wednesday: jazz and hip hop with a cause

Kamasi Washington, a bona fide jazz superstar, is coming back to Australia. Part of his appeal and impact comes from the way that he combines two african-american traditions, jazz and hip hop. This is not just a musical game.

 

Heres a sample of his performance to commemorate the 1965 Watts Rebellion and the LA Uprising of 1992, in the shade of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

Kamasi Washington Unites Jazz & Hip-Hop Musicians in Honor of the Watts Rebellion ’65 & L.A. Uprising ’92 from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

Kamasi Washington returns to Australia this March. For complete tour and ticketing details,visit Live Nationswebsite.

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