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Kamasi Washington Live in Hong Kong

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, was littered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and bandleader, who exceeds any notions of what “jazz” music is. Released to critical acclaim, The Epic won numerous “best of” awards, including the inaugural American Music Prize and the Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Washington followed that work with collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels, Ibeyi and the creation of “Harmony of Difference,” a standalone multimedia installation during the prestigious 2017 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

His mass appeal continues to grow drawing vibrant, multi-ethnic and multi-generational crowds with tour stops at the world’s most prominent festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Bonnaroo and Primavera.

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Event Details

Event Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 8:15pm - 9:55pm
Pricing Info: 
Booking Phone Number: 
+852 9476 8655
Place Name (Optional): 
Hong Kong Baptist University
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Established in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University has over 50 years of experience in providing broad-based and creativity-inspiring education. 

HKBU is consistently at the cutting-edge of the sciences and highly reputed for its commitment to the humanities and arts. The University also encourages service to society among its staff and students, making it a beloved part of the Hong Kong community.  Read more »

Address & Contact

Address and contact information:
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Place Phone: 
(852) 3411 7960
Place Address (English/Chinese): 
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon
call us: +86-755-3395-5850