Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Alsarah & the Nubatones

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Alsarah is a Sudanese-born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Born in the capital city of Khartoum where she spent the first eight years of her life, she relocated to Taez, Yemen with her family to escape the ever-stifling regime in her native country. She abruptly moved to the US in 1994, when a brief civil war broke out in Yemen. Alsarah started her musical training at the age of 12 upon arriving in the US. After attending the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School, in Hadley MA, she spent the next 4 years at Wesleyan University studying music with a concentration in Ethnomusicology. Residing in Brooklyn, NY she is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African Retro-Pop working on various projects. She has toured both nationally and internationally with critically acclaimed groups such as the Nile Project, where she was featured on their debut CD, Aswan (named in the top 5 must hear international albums by NPR). She has also released one full-length album with French producer Débruit titled Aljawal (Soundways Recordings), as well as two full-length albums with her current band, Alsarah & the Nubatones, Silt (2014) and Manara (2016) (Wonderwheel Recordings). alsarah.com

 

Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries.

 

Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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