ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES
Alsarah is a Sudanese born singer-songwriter and ethnomusicologist.
Alsarah & The Nubatones was born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah between Alsarah and Rami El Aasser about Nubian ‘Songs Of Return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt. Under the leadership of Alsarah and with a common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds their sound grew into what they have dubbed ‘East-African Retro-Pop’. Signed to Wonderwheel Recordings, their debut album ‘Silt’ was released to international acclaim in 2014 and their sophomore release ‘Manara’ topped the ‘2016 Best of Lists’.
Alsarah’s star quality and expressive live performances with her quartet, The Nubatones, have been steadily amassing fans including The Roots’ Questlove with their spellbinding and eclectic East African retro-pop.
“Alsarah & The Nubatones unlock African past in ‘Soukara’ video” – Spin
“Alsarah, the new star of Nubian Pop “ – The Guardian
"The music she's created in the U.S borrows the scintillating plyrythms and snaking melodies of Sudan, but she and her sharp band energize it with dashes of funk and hip hop, finding clear pathways from Nubia to New York." Chicago Reader
"Manara features original content and serves as a contemporary look at Alsarah's world now." – The Fader
"The beauty of the artists and the natural world in the perfect harmony." – Afropunk
"In contemplative ballads or springy, danceable tunes, her music was transparent." The New York Times
“The entire album is thoughtfully composed, tempos change and bridges emerge just as songs might start to sound repetitive (they don’t). Unlike a lot of ‘diaspora albums’, nothing about Silt feels gimmicky. There are some gorgeous interludes between tracks and a few worthwhile remixes tacked on at the end” – Beacon Reader
Global Management via Ginger Sounds
France: +33 630 872 472
Australia, New Zealand and Southern Africa Bookings via Akum Agency
Moz: +258 84 433 4432
RSA (Whatsapp: +27 79 162 3138