The new star of Nubian pop
Meet the Sudanese singer-songwriter with a powerful voice and eclectic mix of north and east African tunes with Arabic influence.
Currently residing in Brooklyn, Alsarah is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African retro pop working on various projects. Inspired by both the golden age of Sudanese pop music of the 70s and the New York effervescence, Alsarah and her wonderful backing band The Nubatonesgracefully distill atemporal melodies over groovy beats. They build a repertoire where an exhilarating oud plays electric melodies on beautiful jazz-soul bass lines, and where sharp and modern percussions breathe new life to age-old rhythms.
The band has recently released their second album, Manara, which explores the many emotions and themes that mark the long journey after immigration begins.
Their live set is a musical journey across diaspora and migration through an urban lens. Since their first show in 2011, the group has performed all over the globe, and they have proven over and over that music crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers.