Sinkane (Ahmed Gallab) – Musician
What role does your history and your origins as a Sudanese American have on the music that you write?
Amhed Gallab is known to the music world as Sinkane. After spending years playing in groups including Caribou, of Montreal, Yeasayer, and others, Amhed started his own music project. Sinkane has since released multiple full length albums on City Slang Records (with another on the way!). Understanding where a creative comes from can go a long way in understanding their creative work. Sinkane (the music of Ahmed Gallab) writes music rich with references to his homeland, Sundan.
In this episode, Sinkane talks about how his parents moved the family from Sudan to the United States after the government was overthrown in the late 1980’s. He answers the question, “What role does your history and your origins as a Sudanese American have on the music that you write?” Sinkane is one of my favorite musicians right now, producing African inspired music that connects the listener to his story. Sinkane also acted as the musical director for the supergroup ‘The Atomic Bomb! Band,’ a tribute to Nigerian musician William Onyeabor.
Notes and Links
You can listen to Sinkane’s music on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Bandcamp, YouTube, etc. Read about Sinkane, see videos and more at https://cityslang.com/artists/sinkane. Follow Amhed on Twitter and Instagram at @Sinkane.
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