NOW LISTENING: ALSARAH
Sometimes I forget to step outside of my comfort zone when it comes to music. This new discovery, Alsarah and the Nubatones was a great reminder how much great music is out there in this great big world. Without much else as a reference ( I have to admit, I haven’t listened to much Sudanese music), I love all the beats, it’s like a hybrid North African, Indian, Arabic, all in one mix, with drums, percussions and Alsarah’s sweet like honey vocals. Alsarah says her music is influenced by her life in Sudan, Yemen and the US (Brooklyn) and I just love that.
I dare you, let go of your initial reservations, listen to it back to back and let yourself get lost in it and it won’t matter that you don’t understand what she’s saying. Music can do that, transporting us to places we’ve never been.