Alsarah and a song for Sudan
Alsarah, a Sudanese born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist, reworked a song about voting in Sudan, and has given us an interview on the motivation for this interpretation.
Born in the capital city of Khartoum where she spent the first 8 years of her life, Alsarah relocated to Taez, Yemen with her family and then abruptly moved to the US in 1994 when a brief civil war broke out in Yemen. Now residing in Brooklyn, NY, she performs music from different parts of the Middle East, and East Africa. Heavily influenced by different styles of music from her native home to her adopted one she is putting together an album of original material to be released later this year. Find out more at http://www.myspace.com/soulsudani . Photo credit: www.carlosnycphoto.com . The song was written in 1985 by a collective of artists named the Democratic Creators Alliance. Alsarah co-produced the remix for this song with Oddisee.