Press Play: Sinkane
April 20, 2017
Progressive, electronica, free jazz, these are the genres British-born artist Sinkane, a.k.a. Ahmed Gallab, blends into his unique musical style. His heavy percussion in his songs bring a lot of influence from when he was a young kid in Sudan then moving to the U.S, which shows his passion and love for music.
Sinkane’s latest album Life and Livin’ It, which was released earlier this year, explores a lot of this ‘fake jazz’ genre he developed, where you hear the New York jazz band with the South-Saharan/Sudanese beats while also using bits of reggae to create worldly, borderless music that is synonymous with the style he has created from his own life experiences.
Having previously worked with Yeasayer and Caribou, Sinkane’s positive and breezy grooves combined blend together so well that it makes sense he has been touring the globe bringing his funk and flare. For us in Miami, we will be lucky to see him this weekend at this year’s Transatlantic Festival at the North Beach Bandshell where he is set to perform with some of the most prolific international artists such as DJ Lazaro Casanova, Symbol Roots, and so many more.
Have a listen to “Deadweight” from his new album and make sure to check him out this weekend here in Miami. Grab tickets here.