On this London group’s first LP for Impulse!, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings uses jazz’s cultural memory as a rich language that informs an entirely new conversation. - Pitchfork

On Sons of Kemet’s third studio album, and first under the impulse! label, Shabaka Hutchings and his band incorporate sounds of global jazz all while keeping a consistent and pulsing groove throughout the record. Shabaka Hutchings is a saxophonist, composer, and band leader based in the UK. He is the newest signing to the impulse! label, and he is in three prominent jazz outfits – Sons of Kemet, Shabaka & The Ancestors, and The Comet Is Coming.  Sons of Kemet is the iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums. On this third studio album, they bring a genre defying approach that celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K. Your Queen is a Reptile was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the U.K. scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen.



  • 1.My Queen is Ada Eastman 06:41
  • 2.My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark 05:31


  • 1.My Queen is Harriet Tubman 05:40
  • 2.My Queen is Anna Julia Cooper 05:07
  • 3.My Queen is Angela Davis 06:35


  • 1.My Queen is Nanny of the Maroons06:44
  • 2.My Queen is Yaa Asantewaa07:04


  • 1.My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu 05:20
  • 2.My Queen is Doreen Lawrence 06:52


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