Powerful Sudanese-American singer Alsarah fronts this extraordinary band bound together by a collective love for Nubian music and the genuine belief that soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. They blend a selection of Nubian ’songs of return’ from the 1970s to today with original, Western soul-inspired material and vintage Sudanese pop. Their set is a musical journey through diaspora and migration viewed through an urban lens.
The show is at a secret location on Saturday, 9/29/12 in the Prospect Heights of Brooklyn, NY. You must RSVP to get the rest of the information, and attendance is by invitation only. Send an email to email@example.com and you will receive a confirmation email with all the info.
Word, Rock, & Sword: A Musical Celebration of Women, will feature Toshi Reagon, Joan As Police Woman, Meshell Ndegeocello, Morley, Imani Uzuri , Slanty Eyed Mama, Marcelle Davies Lashley and many other noted music artists. This concert is a sanctified testimony of all the good that can happen when you put some of New Yorks best musicians in a room with some of New Yorks best people. Love, Power, Peace, and Celebration. Word*Rock*& Sword festival will unite New Yorkers for eight dynamic days of creativity, support and activism. Conceived by musician-activist Toshi Reagon, Word*Rock*&Sword offers performances, screenings, classes and discussions at Manhattan and Brooklyn performance venues as well as yoga studios, cafés and bookstores from September 16-23. Performers include: > Dj Rimarkable > Allison Miller > Gwen Snyder Siegal > Ganessa James > Alex Nolan > Christelle Durandy > Toshi Reagon > Meshell Ndegeocello > Joan As Police Woman > Staceyann Chin > Lizz Wright > Climbing PoeTree > Slanty Eyed Mama > Morley > Alsarah > Imani Uzuri > Nona Hendryx > Marcelle Davies Lashley > Sun Singleton > Liza Jessie Peterson > Arooj Aftab > Lenelle Moise > BETTY
The Nubatones will emerge from the studio for this NYC appearance-- featuring new material from our unreleased album. Featuring Alsarah vocals, Haig Manoukian Oud, Mawuena Kodjovi Bass and vocals, Rami El-Aasser percussion and vocals.
Brandon Terzic - OUD
Rami El Aasser
Bio: Alsarah & The Nubatones came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that Soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. Inspired by the pentatonic scale they blend a selection of Nubian 'songs of return' from the 1970s-today with original material and tradi...See Full Bio
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