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Vampire Weekend, Kamasi Washington

Vampire Weekend perform their African-pop inflected set on the Pyramid Stage. Jazzman Kamasi Washington is on the West Holts Stage on the last night of 2019's Glastonbury Festival.

Gemma Cairney introduces highlights from Vampire Weekend’s African-pop inflected set on the Pyramid Stage and the storming and melodic jazz of saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s stunning band on the West Holts Stage.

Ezra Koenig’s Vampire Weekend recently released their fourth album, Father of the Bride, which offers a fresh spin on the African-influenced guitar pop that has made them festival favourites since their debut in 2008.

Kamasi Washington and his band draw on the anthemic but free-flowing jazz of the 1960s and early 1970s, combining stunning musicianship with a cosmic approach to the genre last seen from the likes of Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders. His recent album, Heaven and Earth, has helped to ignite an emerging generation of young British talent.

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Gemma Cairney
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Executive Producer Alison Howe


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