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Alsarah & the Nubatones Unlock African Past in ‘Soukura’ Video

Sudanese-born, Yemen-raised, Brooklyn-based artist's album is out now

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // March 25, 2014

Earlier this year, we brought you the Soukura EP, a six-song set from Alsarah & the Nubatones that effectively blended ancient traditions with fresh ideas, and dogged study with lived experience. That’s all thanks to the project’s Sudanese-born, Yemen-raised, Brooklyn-based leader, who is not only a gifted musician and singer, but an ethnomusicologist as well. Now we get a video for that set’s titular track — “Soukura” also appears on the out-now full-length album, Silt — that fittingly finds our heroine exploring a strange and sizable mansion, opening doors and unlocking boxes in order to uncover bits of her history. Watch that above, and pick up Silt via Wonderwheel Recordings.