Performing Arts Series: Alsarah & The Nubatones
Alsarah & The Nubatones deliver heady pop updates of the rich musical traditions of the Nubian region.
Alsarah & The Nubatones
Sat. | Nov. 23, 2019 | 8 p.m. | McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall
Free for Tri-Co.
Arriving in the U.S. in the mid-1990s after conflict engulfed her native Sudan, Alsarah turned to music as a living link to her homeland, both as an ethnomusicologist and as a singer with a spellbinding voice and socially conscious lyrics. With percussionist Rami El-Aasser, bassist Mawuena Kodjovi, oud player Brandon Terzic, and background vocalist Nahid, Alsarah blends East African tunes with Arabic sounds and traditions for a one-of-a-kind style she describes as “East African retro-pop.”