Listening to Sinkane can transport you to many different eras and geographic locations all in the span of a three-minute song. His voice ranges from a sweet falsetto like that of the Bee Gees and then low and sensual over heavy bass and a reggae rhythm section. He doesn’t shy away from synths and groovy effects to give his music a quirky and dream-like quality. When you understand that his background includes time spent in London, Sudan and Brooklyn, this natural mash-up of sounds and time periods makes perfect sense.
Afropop has been following the talented musician for a couple years. You can read this interview from Oct. 2015 with Sinkane, born Ahmed Gallab, and producer Sam Backer.
On Oct. 19, Sinkane will perform his effortlessly psychedelic sound at Brooklyn Bowl, and Afropop is giving away a pair of tickets to the show! All you have to do to enter is sign up for our newsletter here and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sinkane 2017” in the subject line. If you’ve already subscribed to our newsletter (thank you!), just send an email to email@example.com.
In the meantime, listen to more of Sinkane’s music here: