A full night celebrating East African retro grooves, contemporary Arabic soul and electric rebellious poetry.
ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES
A spellbinding journey into Nubian musical heritage, Alsarah & 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.
Born to Lebanese parents, Juliana draws on her mixed cultural upbringing to create her signature sound: an unlikely but mesmerising fusion of spoken word, otherworldly electronics, and haunting Levantine vocals. Juliana Yazbeck’s debut record SUNGOD is a political and spiritual cry; a journey of celebrating our pre-Westernised identities. Unapologetic and raw, Juliana’s lyrics challenge the effects of colonisation on cultural identities and its impact on the current state of love, relationships and gender inequality.