Seattle-based duo Shabazz Palaces have been credited with taking hip hop to places it had never previously been. Dense and highly sophisticated, their work has been described as ‘thrilling music that seems totally without precedent’ (The Guardian). Poetic, sometimes mystical lyrics mesh with nuanced electronica, African percussion, and jazz overtones to create a sound that unsettles even as it compels.
If you want to experience the future of hip-hop, or even put aside any assumptions of what ‘hip hop’ even is, Shabazz Palace’s Strings of Autumn concert is not to be missed.
The concert has no intermission.