One of the ways I celebrate the New Year is through music. For the past few years that has meant Thai music, especially phin and isaan music.
This year I’ve been listening to the Sons of Kemet record Your Queen Is a Reptile. The quartet of sax, tuba, and two drummers plays powerful, danceable, and reflective pieces. The music is about memory and celebration (at least one piece is dedicated to a family member), and while looking back, has an aggressive drive forward.
Sounds like a good way to approach a new year to me.
Happy New Year!
Sons of Kemet performing “My Queen Is Harriet Tubman.”
I like red peppers and Jan Švankmajer movies.
1. Current Listening: Lots of soul from Muscle Shoals
2. Current Viewing: A Hard Day's Night (1964).
3. Current Reading: H.G. Wells: In the Days of the Comet