Kamasi Washington adds shows Melbourne, Brisbane & Auckland

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Critically acclaimed musician and composer extraordinaire, Kamasi Washington has added shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland, on top of his Australasian festival appearances.

Kamasi is back in this part of the world to celebrate the release of his new EP, Harmony of Difference, featuring the new song ‘Truth’. 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 Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Washington 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 #1 on the jazz charts and #53 on Billboard 200.

His latest release is an original six-part suite that explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as ‘counterpoint’, which Washington 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.

Kamasi Washington

THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY MARCH 9

THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
WEDNESDAY MARCH 14

THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
FRIDAY MARCH 16

Tickets information via Live Nation

ALSO PERFORMING AT:
 
GOLDEN PLAINS FESTIVAL, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY MARCH 10

WOMADELAIDE, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY MARCH 11

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY
TUESDAY MARCH 13

WOMAD NEW PLYMOUTH
MARCH 16-18