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Kae Tempest
Friday July 15, 2022
8:45 PM
Kae Tempest
De Bijloke

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Address Bijlokekaai 7
9000 Ghent
Belgium
Phone +32 (0)9 233 68 78
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Gent Jazz Festival

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Address Abrahamstraat 15
9000 Ghent
Belgium
Location of the festival : De Bijloke (in a tent)
Phone +32 (0) 9 324 45 30
Fax +32 (0)9 324 92 33
Web site Dedicated website
De Bijloke
Address Bijlokekaai 7
9000 Ghent
Belgium
Phone +32 (0)9 233 68 78
Email Write an email
Web site Dedicated website
Location Google map
Jazz en Muziek vzw
Address Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat 50
9000 Ghent
Belgium
Phone +32 (0)9 324 92 33
Web site Dedicated website

In their relatively short career, Kae Tempest has already picked up two nominations for the Mercury Prize – Britain’s leading music award. As many as Oasis, The xx and alt-J. Okay, in an ideal world, they would have cashed in on those nominations too, but admit it, that’s not bad for a quirky rapper from a London suburb who spends half her time doing literature, theatre – Guy Cassiers based his play Tiresias on one of their lyrics – and poetry. It will therefore not surprise anyone that Tempest brings a mix of hip-hop and spoken word, but what should be surprising is that they even influenced Jay-Z with it. After their (super) producer Rick Rubin played some demos of her latest album The Book of Traps and Lessons to the rapper, he suddenly said: “Okay, I’m going home. I know what I need to do now.” A few months later, Jay-Z released 4:44, by far his best and most introspective record in years. That’s the effect Kae Tempest has on people. And demigods. Add to that their brand new album The Line is A Curve and with Kae’s characteristic lyrics and powerful performance, their arrival at Gent Jazz is already one for the history books.

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