Video Premiere: Souljazz Orchestra “Police The Police”

In 2019, the revolution is televised and it’s the perfect time for the Canadian troupe, the Souljazz Orchestra, to return with a new album in the form of Chaos Theories (Strut Records), released today. The band has always been known for its visceral political messages, ad the band hits hard with the new 9 track release citing political hypocrisy, working-class struggles, and much more.

The band draws on Afrobeat, Latin, and Caribbean styles pulling from a variety of genres with influences that span decades. As the band prepares for its Canadian and European tour – dates listed below – today the band premieres the video for “Police The Police.” With an Afro-centric style that would make the Kuti family proud, the song touches on a worldwide phenom in 2019. The video showcases imagery of the band performing in the back of a police van while wearing orange jumpsuits. Of the song, chief songwriter and arranger Pierre Chrètien says:

“I wrote this after my neighbour was beaten to death by Ottawa police during an arrest. “The authorities downplayed the incident and the officers were working the next day like nothing had happened.”

Tour dates:
Sep 20 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon 
Sep 27 – Montpellier, FR – Rockstore – Tix
Sep 28 – Rambouillet, FR – Usine à Chapeaux – Tix
Sep 29 – Chelles, FR – Les Cuizines – Tix
Sep 30 – Paris, FR – New Morning – Tix
Oct 01 – Gent, BE – Vooruit Balzaal – Tix
Oct 02 – Madrid, ES – Café Berlín – Tix
Oct 04 – Granada ES – Planta Baja – Tix
Oct 05 – Zaragoza ES – Las Armas – Tix
Oct 06 – Barcelona ES – La Nau – Tix
Oct 09 – Dusseldorf DE – Zakk – Tix
Oct 10 – Mainz DE – KUZ – Tix
Oct 11 – Athens GR – Gagarin 205 – Tix
Oct 12 – Thessaloniki GR – WE Complex – Tix
Oct 13 – Berlin DE – Gretchen – Tix
Oct 14 – Dresden DE – Tonne – Tix
Oct 16 – London UK – Jazz Cafe – Tix
Oct 17 – Dublin IE – Sugar Club – Tix
Oct 18 – Épinay-sur-Seine – PMO – Tix
Oct 19 – Nancy FR – Nancy Jazz Pulsations – Tix
Nov 16 – Gatineau QC – Le Petit Chicago 
Nov 21 – Sherbrooke QC – La Petite Boîte Noire 
Nov 22 – Montréal QC – Groove Nation – Tix
Nov 23 – Québec QC – L’Anti – Tix
Nov 28 – Waterloo ON – Starlight 
Nov 29 – Hamilton ON – This Ain’t Hollywood 
Nov 30 – Toronto ON – Velvet Underground – Tix

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