Alsarah & the Nubatones Sudan/USA

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Alsarah & the Nubatones
Alsarah’s mesmerising blend of ancient tradition and East African pop has since entranced audiences wherever they’ve played.

The Sudanese singer Alsarah was a child when her family were forced to flee the country following a coup. She was eventually given political asylum in America where, after taking a degree in ethnomusicology she formed the Nubatones in 2010 with percussionist Rami el Aasser.

With a line-up that includes her sister Nahid on backing vocals, bassist Mawuena Kodjovi, and oud player Haig Manoukian, the ensemble released their debut album Silt in 2014.

Alsarah’s mesmerising blend of ancient tradition and East African pop has since entranced audiences wherever they’ve played – including a memorable appearance at the first music festival  to be held in Somalia in 20 years.

http://www.alsarah.com