Kamasi Washington Announces Harmony Of Difference EP

Kamasi Washington will release a new EP in September. It’s called Harmony Of Difference, and it follows 2015’s monumental full-length The Epic. The new EP premiered as part of the Whitney Museum Of American Art’s biennial alongside a film by A.G. Rojas and the work of Washington’s sister Amani. A press release describes Harmony Of Difference as a “six part suite that explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as ‘counterpoint,’ which Washington defines as ‘the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies.'” Washington also shared his motivations behind the project: “My hope is that witnessing the beautiful harmony created by merging different musical melodies will help people realize the beauty in our own differences.”

Check out the album art, tracklist, and Washington’s upcoming tour dates below.

Harmony Of Difference tracklist:
01 “Desire”
02 “Humility”
03 “Knowledge”
04 “Perspective”
05 “Integrity”
06 “Truth”

Kamasi Washington tour dates:

11/07 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
11/08 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
11/09 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/10 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/11 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
11/14 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
11/15 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11/16 Toronto, ON @ Danforth
11/17 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/18 Northhampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
11/20 Boston, MA @ Royale
11/22 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/24 Washington, D.C. @ MGM National Harbor
11/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/28 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
11/30 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
12/01 Richmond, VA @ The National
12/02 Raleigh, NC @ Duke Energy Center
12/03 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/05 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
12/06 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
12/08 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
12/09 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
12/10 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
12/11 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre

The Harmony Of Difference EP is out 9/29 via Young Turks. Pre-order it here.