Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and Rami El Aasser about Nubian ‘songs of return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt. A common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds, and shared migration experiences, expanded the conversation to include Armenian-American Oud player Haig Manouki-An and French born Togo raised bass player Mawuena Kodjovi. Under the leadership of Alsarah, the Brooklyn based group’s sound grew into what they have dubbed as ‘East – African Retro-Pop’.
In March of 2014 the group released their debut album 'Silt' via Wonderwheel Recordings to international acclaim and great reviews. October of the same year saw the release of 'Silt Remixed' featuring remixes by Bodhisattva, Nickodemus, Captain Planet, and many others. It also went on to be selected by the prestigious Fact Magazine as one of the best remix albums of 2014.
Since their first show in October of 2011, the group has performed nationally and internationally at many prestigious festivals and venues. Currently they are on their Album Release Tour for 'Manara' which will be out on September 30, 2016.
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