A full night celebrating East African retro grooves, soulful songs and electric rebellious poetry.
ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES
A spellbinding journey into Nubian musical heritage, Alsarah and the Nubatones are a 5-piece collective led by the eponymous Sudanese singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist Alsarah. Her inspiring and innovative voice has become a trademark for the burgeoning scene of ‘East-African retro-pop’ as well as being involved in numerous initiatives such as the stellar ‘Nile Project’ and collaborating with French producer Débruit.
Meanwhile, The Nubatones craft an eclectic mix of north and east African tunes with Arabic influences. Inspired by the pentatonic scale they blend a selection of Nubian ‘songs of return’ from the 1970s until today with original material and traditional music of central Sudan; their set is a musical journey through diaspora and migration through an urban lens.
Releasing her debut album ‘Sungod’ in 2018, Beiruti-Londoner Juliana Yazbeck’s music fuses Arabic aural traditions with soul and hip-hop poetry. Singing in both English and Arabic, her music, a combination of both Western and Middle Eastern styles with smooth harmonies and electronica, tackling gender issues, displacement and identity.
Opening and closing on the night is none other than DJ Saliah.
This event has been made possible with support from Al Araby TV.
14+. Under 16s accompanied by 18+
The venue is wheelchair accessible.