So a lot has happened in the last few weeks…the iconic Sudanese/Nubian singer Mohamed Wardi passed away (go to the 00:53 marker), and one of the world’s most soulful and powerful voices, Whitney Houston passed away within a few days of one another. To say it was a cultural low moment for me would be an understatement. So when things like that happen its important to think about the new things. For example, we had our first show in NYC this year at the Delancey (special shout out to sound guru Marco) on Feb 15th, along side herMajesty and had ourselves a grand old time. As a way of saying thank you to all of you who came out and supported please enjoy a free download (below) of “Bilad Aldaheb” featuring two brilliant solos by Haig Manoukian on Oud and Mawuena Kodjovi on Bass. So make sure you grab that and enjoy us on the go.
I am also excited to be continuing my relationship with the folks over at BAC who are always holding it down for folk musicians everywhere and Brooklyn musicians especially. This time Alsarah and the Nubatones will be performing along side Malika Zarra on May 18th at BAM Cafe celebrating women in the African music scene. You know it will be an evening to remember so mark your calendars