Thursday, November 21, 2019
8:00 pm–9:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2019-11-21 20:00:00 2019-11-21 21:30:00 Alsarah & the Nubatones 11/21/2019 8:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Alsarah is a singer, songwriter, bandleader and a somewhat reluctant ethnomusicologist. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, she relocated to Yemen with her family before abruptly moving to the US, finally feeling most at home in Brooklyn, New York, where she has been residing since 2004. She is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East African retro-pop music. Working on various projects, she has toured both nationally and internationally.

With her main outfit, Alsarah & the Nubatones, she has released two full-length albums titled Silt and Manara (Wonderwheel Recordings, 2014 and 2016). She has also released one full-length album with French electronic producer Débruit, titled Aljawal (Soundways Recordings, 2013), and she was featured on the Nile Project‘s debut record, Aswan (named in the top five must-hear international albums by NPR, 2014).

Always trying to connect the musical dots, Alsarah has had both her full-length albums with the Nubatones reimagined and remixed by various acclaimed electronic producers (2015’s Silt Remixed and 2017’s Manara Remixed, both via Wonderwheel Recordings). In between albums, Alsarah works with the Sudanese artist collective Refugee Club Productions on a variety of projects, including the critically acclaimed documentary Beats of the Antonov.

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