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09.04.2022

Hip-hop/Cosmic Jazz & Electronics

Shabazz Palaces (US) at Valby Kulturhus

Saturday April 9
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 180 DKK incl. fee
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Ever since their debut in 2011 with “Black Up”, Shabazz Palaces has gained a reputation as one of the most visionary hip-hop projects around, mixing hip-hop with the astral imagination of Sun Ra and George Clinton, Octavia Butler and Alice Coltrane. If they technically claim residence in Seattle, their sound emanates much closer to Alpha Centauri than Alki Beach. With last year’s album, “The Don of Diamond Dreams”, Shabazz Palaces returned, now as a solo project of Ishmael Butler.

In his unstinting drive to reimagine hip-hop, Butler remains one of the preeminent visionaries of the last quarter-century. His first album with Digable Planets, Reachin (A New Refutation of Time and Space, nodded at Miles Davis in the first half of its title, but 27 years later, he has become one of the most vaunted inheritors of the trumpet deity’s rarefied legacy – still innovating as he enters his fourth decade as a working musician – splintering, rebuilding, and expanding the possibilities of sound. He has collaborated with like-minded visionaries Flying Lotus and Thundercat, Battles and Animal Collective. While all-timers like Radiohead and Lauryn Hill have invited him to join them on tour.

At ALICE we’re thrilled to finally bring Shabazz Palaces back to Copenhagen, this time with a show at Valby Kulturhus.