American jazz musician Kamasi Washington is back in support of his June 2018 release of Heaven and Earth, sharing the official music video for album cut, “Hub-Tones.” The aesthetic was directed by London-based director Jenn Nkiru, who recently worked with JAY-Z and Beyoncé on their stunning “APESHIT” visual, directing second unit for lead director Ricky Saiz.
“Hub-Tones is me trying to connect my ancestors via music,” says Washington. “As an African-American, a lot of us don’t know the country of our origin, that’s why most of us take on the ideology of Pan-Africanism. I was trying to connect to my ancestors by connecting African rhythms with a Freddie Hubbard tune which gave me that connection in a different way.”
Washington is also embarking on his North American tour today in Seattle, featuring stops at Brooklyn Steel in New York, D.C.’s Lincoln Theatre, Riviera Theatre in Chicago, and more. Follow here for tickets and detailed information.
After watching the Jenn Nkiru-directed “Hub-Tones” video, you can revisit Heaven and Earth underneath.
For more, be sure to read our recent interview with Kamasi Washington.