Song of the Day: Kamasi Washington – Sun Kissed Child
American Jazz Saxophonist Kamasi Washington released his new song Sun Kissed Child from the new compilation of various artists Liberated / Music For The Movement Vol. 3.
The track is an epic eight-minute jazz opus dedicated to imbuing Black children with love, confidence and endless possibilities. The Los Angeles native has performed with a cadre of renowned artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Snoop Dogg, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Raphael Saadiq, and St. Vincent. Washington has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award, and has taken home multiple Libera Award.
Listen to Kamasi Washington new single Sun Kissed Child from the compilation Liberated / Music For The Movement Vol. 3:
Liberated / Music For The Movement Vol. 3 EP is set for release Friday, June 18, in celebration of Juneteenth. The EP is the third volume of a four-part series between The Undefeated, ESPN's content initiative exploring the intersection of sports, race and culture, and Hollywood Records. Liberated celebrates themes of Black beauty, self-love, Afrofuturism, and Black empowerment in song. Sonically the EP is an infusion of jazz, funk, neo-soul, hip-hop and R&B, as well as spoken word, that is fresh, vibrant, experimental and genre-bending.
Watch the video below of Kamasi Washington new single Sun Kissed Child from the compilation Liberated / Music For The Movement Vol. 3:
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Dela - Summer Madness
Dojo Cuts - Return of the Son of Switchblade
PYJÆN - The Nightbus
Nate Smith, Kokayi, Michael Mayo - Square Wheel
Weedie Braimah, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Elena Pinderhughes, Magatte Sow - Ships Come In (A Lullaby)
Jimmy Dludlu, Nduduzo Makhathini - Mediterrean Crossing