12/17 – 18 The Welcome Party: BK – DC


It seems there is a whole lot of un-welcoming happening in the world right now. What with all the recent events world wide it seems more important than ever to remember the human and cultural wealth brought and exchanged by migrations and movements (that would be where we come in). So we are having a little Welcome Party on Dec 17 in Brooklyn,NY and Dec 18 in Washington DC to celebrate our return home after a long time away, share new songs and stories from our travels and movements and generally have a grand old time!

So come out, bring your friends lets sing, dance, and celebrate the end of another terrifying year on earth. We made it out alive. That’s pretty cool, and apparently not the norm either. Surely that’s worth a good drink.

The Welcome Party Alsarah & the Nubatones w/ DJ USHKA @ C’mon Everybody, BK

The Welcome Party @ Tropicalia, D.C

IN TRANSIT w/ Makimakkuk and DJ Missy Ness


On Nov 21, 2015 we are giving a very special free concert and film screening of the award winning documentary Beats of the Antonov, in honor of all our brothers and sisters IN TRANSIT all over Europe and around the world. The evening will feature performances by Alsarah & the Nubatones, Makimakukk, and DJ Missy Ness.


VOTE FOR ME! All Africa Music Awards 2015

photo by Maryam Parwana

photo by Maryam Parwana

I am so honored to have been nominated in the “Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa” category at this year’s All Africa Music Awards. AFRIMA is dedicated to promoting and fostering african music and culture on the continent and beyond.

Please take a moment to VOTE FOR ME HERE!

OCT 16-18: Alsarah & the Nubatones LA Debut!


We are so excited to be making our LA debut next month on Sat, Oct 17, @ 8:30pm at The Virgil. East-African Retro-Pop is making its way toward the sunshine good people, and we are inviting you all along! Tickets will be sold at the door for the friendly price of $10. So mark your calendars, tell a friend and come ready to have a good time!

We will also be performing the night before, Friday Oct 16 at UCSB, just a few hours away in Santa Barbra, CA. As well as an intimate performance at The Byrd Series on Sunday the 18th. This monthly sunday series is curated by Aaron Byrd (KCRW). UPDATE: This event is closed to the public. Please join us at the Virgil on the 17th for our LA public event

10/16/2015: Alsarah & the Nubatones LIVE @ UCSB

10/17/2015: Alsarah & the Nubatones LIVE @ The Virgil

10/18/2015:  The Byrd Series (Private Event)

The Great Autumn


This Summer was epic! We had such an amazing time traveling around Europe and East-Africa. So many inspiring (and strange, see above) sights and sounds everywhere. We lived together, made music together, and even managed to not kill each other. We also had the dynamic Nahid Elgadi join us on stage for a whole month!

But there is no place like home! And so we are back to the US with some exciting new shows in North Carolina, NYC, and LA (full list of shows below).

And that’s not all! We are so excited and honored to announce our debut album “SILT” has been nominated by the All Africa Music Awards in the categories of “best album of the year”, and  “best female vocalist in east-africa”. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN! VOTE FOR US!




9/11 – UNC Asheville, NC

9/27- UN Champion of the Earth Awards Ceremony, NY

10/16 – UCSB, CA

10/17 – The Virgil, Los Angeles CA

10/18- The Byrd Series

10/29- New Morning, Paris FR

The Nubatones Go On Tour: Summer 2015

We have decided nothing brings a band together quite like a summer trip around the world. So we packed up our bags and got on a plane to start a long summer trip taking us from Morocco to Lithuania, Kenya to Hungary with a long creative sabbatical in Cairo in between all our show dates. We will live together, eat together, try not to kill each other, and make music together all summer long. Needless to say we can’t wait!!!!!!!


5/23 > Festival Arabesques , FRANCE

5/29 > La Nouvelle Vague de Saint Malo , FR

5/30 > Les Orientales Festival  , FR

5/31 > Les 3 elephants Festival  , FR


6/4 > Alsarah & the Nubatones @ Alrab3 , EGYPT

6/10 > Oufuqy Music Festival, EGYPT

6/15 > Alsarah & the Nubatones LIVE in Dubai, UAE

6/20 > Lisboa Mistura , PORTUGAL


7/13 > Le 6B , FR

7/17 > Festival Musiques d’ici et d’Ailleurs , FR

7/22 – 23 > Lithuania 

7/25 > Clandestino Botnik Festival  , SWEDEN

7/26 > Sommarscen Malmo , SWEDEN

7/30 > Aux Heures d’Ete  , FR


8/2 > Alsarah & the Nubatones LIVE in Nairobi, Kenya

8/8 > Ozora Festival, Hungary 

We have more shows coming up all over the place this summer so keep an eye out on our events Calendar for more info.










Jan 9: OKAY EAST AFRICA w/ Hailu Mergia & Low Mentality – Alsarah & the Nubatones – The Happy Show (DJ)

Okayafrica and Multiflora Present: OKAY EAST AFRICA w/ Hailu Mergia and Low Mentality, Alsarah & the Nubatones, The Happy Show (DJ)

Friday Jan 9, 2015
9:30 PM
21 and over
$12 – $15

OUT TODAY – Silt Remixed

We are so happy to announce that Silt Remixed is officially out today! Featuring remixes by Boddhi Satva, DJeff, Nickodemus, Chancha Via Circuito, Captain Planet, Jeremy Sole, Clap! Clap!, Isaac Aesilli, and the Spy from Cairo


NEW VIDEO – Habibi Taal / فيديو جديد لإغنية حبيبي تعال

Check out the second official video off our debut album Silt. Directed and Edited by Maryam Parwana, the video for our single “Habibi Taal” was shot between the streets of Cairo and Brooklyn. It’s an ode to all the wonderful people and places that made our first show in Cairo so memorable.

We want to give a shout out to the following awesome people for…well, being awesome amongst many things but most specifically for helping us make this video happen:

Maryam Parwana for yet another brilliant video directed and edited with so much love and care.
Maha Moneb for all her help navigating the streets of Cairo. You are the ultimate ‘can do’ secret weapon!
Hayy Festival for bringing us out to do the show!
Israel’s Record Shop (1118 Fulton St, Brooklyn NY).

Also make sure you check out Silt Remixed officially out OCT 21.

Announcing: “Silt Remixed” – OUT 10/21/2014

Cover Design: Maryam Parwana

We are so excited to announce to you the upcoming release of Silt Remixed out on Oct 21, 2014 via Wonderwheel Recordings. This is a truly global interpretation of our debut album, Silt featuring “…Argentinian laptop mystic Chancha Via Circuito [who] brings “Fugu” into the rainforest with his deep and folkloric take on the tune, while Captain Planet brings “Wad Alnuba” into deep, late night slo-mo Disco Dabke territory. Africa is represented on “Silt Remixed” by both Central African Republic’s Boddhi Satva and Cape Verdean/Angolan producer DJeff, who both properly represent the wildly popular Deep House scene in the motherland with their refixes. Sorceress producer Issac Aesilli takes “Bilal Al Dahab” into melancholy, abstract electronic territory while KCRW DJ and LA fixture Jeremy Sole gives a tasteful, classy beat driven remix of “Habibi Taal” with help from Clap! Clap! and Beats Antique. Lastly, Wonderwheel label boss Nickodemus turns “Rennat” into a hypnotic, driving four to the floor filler, while labelmate The Spy From Cairo goes straight for the jugular with his dubby dancehall version of “Nouba Noutou”

I hope you enjoy this remix of “Wad Alnuba” ft. The Sounds of Taraab by LA based producer Captain Planet which premiered today on IMPOSE