Alsarah and the Nubatones: Songs of Love and Revolution
Alsarah and the Nubatones join this episode on their artistic journeys, the Sudanese revolution, and a glimpse into Alsarah’s favorite songs from her 300+ cassette collection from her childhood in Sudan to Yemen to the U.S. The band is best known for their “East African retro pop” inspired by vintage sounds of Sudan and Egypt, but also their artistic activism. Earlier this year, the band released “Men Ana” (Who am I) in response to the 2018 – 2019 Sudanese revolution, Sudan’s largest grassroots uprising which led to the end of former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s thirty-year rule.
The band was founded by Khartoum, Sudan-born singer, Alsarah, with Rami El Aasser (percussion), Mawuena Kodjovi (bassist/vocalist/trumpet), and Haig Manoukian (oud). Their debut 2014 “Silt” album was and followed by the 2016 “Manara” album with new members, Brandon Terzic on oud and Nahid on back-up vocals and keyboard.
Lead vocalist Alsarah, Mawuena Kodjovi, and Brandon Terzic join on air on October 23rd from the Salam Orient festival.
Colors / Sudan Playlist curated by Alsarah
Sendungsgestaltung: H. Marina Saenz
1. “Soukara” – Alsarah and the Nubatones ©
2. “Habibi Taal” – Alsarah and the Nubatones ©
3. “West El Dayra” (excerpt) – Mohamed Mounir ©
4. “Nuba Noutou” – Alsarah and the Nubatones ©
5. “Oud Solo” - Alsarah and the Nubatones ©
6. “Fulani Interlude 2” - Alsarah and the Nubatones ©
7. “Ya Watan” – Alsarah and the Nubatones ©
8. “Al Forag” – Alsarah and the Nubatones ©
9. “Igd Allooli” (The Pearl Necklace) – Saied Khalifa
10. “Track 2” – Al-Bilabil ©
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