Kamasi Washington releasing new concert film from Apollo Theater
Kamasi Washington performed at the historic Apollo Theater last year, and that show has been made into a concert film by Amazon. Kamasi Washington Live at The Apollo Theater streams on Amazon Prime Video starting Thursday (2/6), and was directed by Michael Garber. Kamasi was joined by his band The Next Step at the show, as well as guests, including DJ Battlecat and Dwight Trible. You can watch the trailer below.
"Playing at the Apollo Theater is one of the greatest honors that a musician can have," Kamasi says. "When I walked down 125th Street from my hotel in Harlem and saw my name on the marquee I almost couldn’t believe it. To be a part of that prestigious group of brilliant musical minds was truly humbling for me. To say that night was one of the most amazingly special nights of my life is a grave understatement. I’m so happy and thankful to be able to share this moment with people all over the world. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!"
Ahead of the film, Kamasi has shared "The Bombshell’s Waltz" on Amazon Music. It was originally recorded for his 2007 self-released album The Proclamation and hasn't been officially released on streaming services or otherwise widely available. Listen to that below.
Kamasi heads out on tour this month, and his dates include a Brooklyn show at Kings Theatre on February 20.