Drawing on her Sudanese heritage and the influence of Yemen where she lived briefly, singer-songwriter and ethnomusicologist Alsarah makes spellbinding and eclectic East African retro-pop from her base in Brooklyn.
She has carved out a distinct sound with Middle Eastern swing and a nod to the retro sounds of Ethiopian music of the 60s & 70s.
Alsarah brings her star quality and expressive live performances with her quartet, The Nubatones, to Melbourne for one show only at the Brunswick Music Festival.
“The new princess of Nubian pop and Sudanese retro.” The Guardian
With Support Acts…
THE PUBLIC OPINION SIX
The Public Opinion Six (formerly The Afrobiotics) are a six piece Melbourne based band that breathe new life into the sound of West Africa and bring a powerful message of resistance to the next generation of afro-beat. Forged in the fire of The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Six take the energy of this juggernaut and condense it into a powerful music where an intuitive understanding between the band allows their musicianship to shine.
Purveyors of Outernational Psychedelia, Broadway Sounds play a heady mix of rnb, afro rock, boogie funk, psych pop, calabash rock, township jive, soul, kwela jazz, exotic folk and soca/ calypso with a pop song sensibility. This is demonstrated in ‘The Last Detail’ & ‘Wildflowers’ EP’s, both co-produced and mixed by Aaron Shanahan (Miami Horror).
TICKETS: Buy online
8:00pm – DJ MzRizk
8:30pm – Broadway Sounds
9:10pm – DJ MzRizk
9:25pm – Bigoa Spoken Word
9:30pm – Public Opinion Afro Six
10:10pm – DJ MzRizk
10:30pm – Bigoa Spoken Word
10:40pm – Alsarah & The Nubatones
11:40pm – DJ MzRizk
Friday 18 March, 8pm, $45/$39 + BF, Howler Melbourne