Alsarah & The Nubatones

Alsarah & the Nubatones enchant audiences with their pulsating rhythms and hypnotic, East African retro-pop, proving that soul transcends cultural and linguistic barriers.

Inspired by Nubian music’s pentatonic scales, the Brooklyn-based combo blends original material and traditional music of central Sudan with Nubian songs of return, a diasporic form created by Southern Egyptians forced from their land in the 1970s by the Aswan Dam.

A Sudanese-born singer, songwriter, and ethnomusicologist, Alsarah fled to Yemen with her family at the age of 8. They fled again 4 years later, this time to the US, where Alsarah assembled the Nubatones, featuring her sister Nahid, Togo-raised Mawuena Kodjovi on bass and trumpet, percussionist Rami El Aasser, and Brandon Terzic on oud.

Thursday, July 29 at 8:30pm

Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Event Type

Performance, Concert

Topic

Arts + Culture, Entertainment

Audience

18+, Young Adult

Price

$21 - $50, $51 +

Weekend Event

No

Website

https://www.strathmore.org/what-s-on/...

Cost

By table

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