Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, the series’ first release Ruler Rebel is out tomorrow via Ropeadope. So far the album has been praised by The New York Times, Stereogum, Bandcamp Daily and more.
The FADER recently premiered his track “The Coronation of X. aTunde Adjuah,” which features flutist Elena Pinderhughes. Lakin Starling of The FADER says “On the track, Adjuah blends sounds of the diaspora as he and Pinderhughes both riff over an instrumental laced with galvanized drums and percussion.”
The Centennial Trilogy is at its core a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague our collective experiences: Slavery in America via the prison industrial complex, food insecurity, xenophobia, immigration, climate change, sexual orientation, gender equality, fascism and the return of the demagogue.
Ruler Rebel vividly depicts Adjuah‘s new vision and sound – revealing Adjuah to the listener in a way never heard before via a completely new production methodology that Stretches Trap Music with West African and New Orleanian Afro-Native American styles.
In 2016 Adjuah won JAZZFM’s Innovator/Innovation of the year honor along with the Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Composer to go along with his many wins for Rising Star Trumpet. Christian is the progenitor of Stretch Music a genre blind musical form that stretches the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions of Jazz to encompass many musical forms, languages, thought processes and cultures.
The release will be accompanied by Adjuah’s award-winning Stretch Music App – The first Interactive media player of its kind, refitted for The Centennial Trilogy.
US Tour Dates:
4/22 – Cape May, NJ – Exit Zero Jazz Fest
4/28 – Durham, NC – Art of Cool
4/29 – Bakersfield, CA – Bakersfield Jazz Fest
5/2 – New Orleans, LA – Lafayette Square
5/18 – Philadelphia, PA – NON-COMMvention
5/18 – Philadelphia, PA – SOUTH Jazz Parlor
5/19 – Philadelphia, PA – SOUTH Jazz Parlor
5/20 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
6/1 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
6/2 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s