QNA announces the release of their newest EP, Above the Law. The seven-track EP is a sonic snapshot of New York City today, an uncompromising blend of the multi-cultural and multi-genre artists that call it home. Grammy nominated artists Theo Croker, Roots Percussionist, and Mike Larry Draw highlight the thriving jazz, reggae, and hip-hop communities that make up the foundation of QNA’s unique sound. A sound that’s as much NYC as it is global.
QNA sees Above the Law as a representation of their “pirate” way of life. As Míng, the bandleader describes, the EP is “a call to pirates everywhere - those forced to carve out their own way of survival in this world. It’s a call to immigrants working multiple jobs, fighting for their visas. To those who started new businesses so they can put jobs in the hands of those who deserve them. It’s a call to those feeding their communities instead of waiting on their politicians.” Above the Law embraces this grassroots, immigrant-survival mentality and creates a sonic landscape that is equally self-empowering and exploratory.
QNA is a band from New York City. With a cultural background that spans across American, Afro-Caribbean, South-East Asian and European traditions, they make music that reflects their love of adventure. They fuse a multitude of genres; but having studied under the likes of John Pattitucci, Danilo Perez, and The Last Poets, their music is in the language of jazz and hip-hop. XII, their debut EP has attracted the attention of Sway’s Universe amongst others. Their motto is simple: don’t try so hard. Stop overthinking, keep exploring, and stay listening.
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