Kamasi Washington to play in New Zealand next March 2018

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Kamasi Washington to play in New Zealand next March 2018

Critically acclaimed music extraordinaire Kamasi Washington is back in this part of the world to celebrate his latest EP 'Harmony of Difference', adding his headlining Auckland show to his Australasian festival performances next year.

The Californian saxophonist and composer's latest release 'Harmony of Difference' is an original six-part suite that explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as 'counterpoint', which he defines as 'the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies'. A follow-up full length album is set for release next summer.

Included in his latest EP is Kamasi's fresh and expansive single 'Truth' which explores the real meaning of diversity. This is Kamasi’s first offering since he released the universally acclaimed 2015 debut album 'The Epic' which won numerous 'best of' awards, including the American Music Prize and the GillesPeterson Worldwide album of the year.

Kamasi followed that work with collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels, Ibeyi, and John Legend. Kamasi is also the mastermind of 'Harmony of Difference'; a standalone multimedia installation during the 2017 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Like his debut album, The Harmony of Difference was released to the praise of critics, charting no. 1 on the jazz charts and no. 53 on Billboard 200.

Don't miss your chance to see this eclectic talent in his intimate show next March.