Irreversible Entanglements will release their new album, Who Sent You?, on March 20th on International Anthem/Don Giovanni. Ahead of the album, the collective have shared the single/video, “No Más.” “No Más” was composed by the Panamanian-born Navarro in a harmonic echo of a Strata East free jazz classic over a movement-inducing Latin rhythm. Over its peak moments, poet/MC Ayewa professes: “No mas. No more… No longer will we allow them to divide and conquer, divide and oppress, define our humanity…” Its stunning accompanying video was shot in Johannesburg, South Africa by filmmaker and photographer Imani Nikyah Dennison. The video explores the concept of Africans escaping planet earth, on a path to liberation. A story of migration told through collage, stock footage, and movement, all being driven by the sounds of free jazz and poetry.
Originally performing as two different ensembles at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event in 2015 (in response to the NYPD slaying of Akai Gurley), the future members of Irreversible Entanglements recognized a shared ethos, and shortly after, assembled as a single unit for an impromptu studio date at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn. That session yielded their debut album, 2017’s Irreversible Entanglements.
Irreversible Entanglements is comprised of Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, bassist Luke Stewart, and drummer Tcheser Holmes.
Who Sent You?
Don Giovanni/International Anthem
1.The Code Noir / Amina
2. Who Sent You – Ritual
3. No Más
4. Blues Ideology
5. Bread Out Of Stone
Irreversible Entanglements Tour Dates:
Tuesday, March 31 – Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
Wednesday, April 1 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
Saturday, May 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Jazz Festival
Pre-order Who Sent You?