DOORS: 8PM | SHOW: 9PM | 21+
Debuting music from their forthcoming Impulse! records release The Comet is Comingis the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse.
In the aftermath of widespread sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound worlds? Who will chart the new frontier? In a warehouse somewhere in London 2013 a meeting would take place between three musical cosmonauts. They would pool their energies to build a vessel powerful enough to transport any party into outer space.
It is after the end of the world, the stage is a spacecraft, the mic is an accelerator, brace yourself for The Comet is Coming!
King Shabaka – saxophone
Danalogue – keyboards
Betamax Ohm – drums
“Powered by Arkestral cosmic forces, The Comet Is Coming. Brace for impact” – The Guardian
“The Comet Is Coming embraces stargazing psychedelia on its maiden voyage, outfitting spacey synth arrangements with taut saxophone riffs that spiral off into the inky abyss” – Time Out, New York
Shanta Nurullah is a storyteller, musician, and teaching artist. Her career spans over four decades of promoting African and African-American folklore, spoken word performance, children’s and improvisational music. Shanta has performed across the U.S. and abroad and has received numerous awards, fellowships, and grants.
Shanta has distinguished herself as an improviser on sitar, bass, and mbira. A member of the legendary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), Shanta co-founded the all women’s bands Sojourner and Samana. In addition, she has played with Nicole Mitchell, Dee Alexander, Junius Paul, David Boykin, Tomeka Reid, Saalik Ziyad, and the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble.
Zahra Baker joins Shanta in a folk duo; and Freedom Song Leaders – sharing the joy and power of communal singing.
w/DJ King Hippo ( Lumpen Radio/Worldwide FM )