Mad. Sq. Art presents Music on the Green | Alsarah & The Nubatones
Enjoy a summer evening filled with dynamic award winning artists on the Oval Lawn. Eataly will be on site selling wine, beer, and snacks for you to enjoy.
About Alsarah and the Nubatones
Baptized « the new star of Nubian pop » by the prestigious Guardian Magazine, the sudanese singer from Brooklyn ALSARAH gracefully distils atemporal melodies over heady beats, at the crossroads of East-African and Arabic influences.
Settled in Brooklyn, there is no doubt that the surrounding frenzy, multiculturalism and the constant tingling of this city, consciously or unconsciously guide Alsarah and her musicians in the search for this perfect balance between urban culture, modernity and traditional reminiscences.
Inspired by both the golden age of Sudanese pop music of the 70s and the New-York effervescence, ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES build a repertoire where an exhilarating oud plays electric melodies on beautiful jazz-soul bass lines, and where sharp and modern percussions breathe new life to age-old rhythms.
Some major artists influences, such as Bi Ki Dude the charismatic legend of taarab from Zanzibar, or the iconoclastic Grace Jones, give to Alsarah and her sister Nahid’s voices an incredible richness which widen her musical spectrum while keeping a deep identity.