Sinkane Biography (Wikipedia)

Sinkane (born Ahmed Gallab in London, England) is a musician who blends krautrock, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. He is signed to DFA Records.

Born to college professors in London, he lived in Sudan, then moved to the US when he was five, and lived for some time in Kent, Ohio followed by Columbus, Ohio. Prior to embarking on his solo career, he worked with Eleanor Friedberger, Caribou, of Montreal, Born Ruffians, and Yeasayer as a session musician.

Ahmed Gallab is the Band Leader and Music Director of the Atomic Bomb! Band which plays the music of Nigerian Electro-Funk Legend William Onyeabor. The group includes David Byrne (of Talking Heads), Money Mark (of the Beastie Boys), Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorillaz), Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion), Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), Charles Lloyd, Amadou and Mariam, Jamie Lidell, Pharoah Sanders, Joshua Redman, among many many others.

On Feb. 10th, 2017 Sinkane will release its 6th album "Life & Livin' It" on City Slang.

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Sinkane, Depeche Mode, The Shins, Belle and Sebastian, Bonobo, Goldfrapp, Warpaint, Future Islands, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Father John Misty, Simian Mobile Disco, Jungle, Hercules & Love Affair, Thundercat, Grandaddy, Temples, Edwyn Collins, Ride, Sparks, Dusky, Lindstrøm, The Wedding Present, Car Seat Headrest, King Creosote, Cate Le Bon, Jesca Hoop, Dutch Uncles, Forest Swords, Sleaford Mods, Honeyblood, Whitney, The Pastels, Loyle Carner, Haley Bonar, Songhoy Blues, Emma Pollock, Anna Meredith, James Lavelle, The Lemon Twigs, Optimo, Julia Jacklin, Baloji, Kadhja Bonet, Gaika, Nightwave, Sacred Paws, Girl Ray, Happy Meals, Kobi Onyame, Holly Macve, Murray Lachlan Young, Yorkston Thorne Khan, Limmy, Stuart Braithwaite, Duds (UK), Rebecca Vasmant, Ransom FA, scott gibson, Nan Kolè, Mwx, Cat Hepburn, Femme Fresh, Junglehussy, K4CIE and Kevin P Gilday
Unknown venue, Glasgow, UK
Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
Sinkane, Black Peaches
The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK
Sinkane, Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Run The Jewels, Thee Oh Sees, Death Grips, Mura Masa, Clams Casino, Slowdive, Machinedrum, Âme, Rae Morris, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nina Kraviz, Arab Strap, Forest Swords, Lady Leshurr, Moodymann, Kevin Morby, Whitney, Beak>, Silver Apples, Marcel Dettmann, Omar Souleyman, Midland, ABRA, Hælos, King Sunny Adé, Fatima Yamaha, S U R V I V E, Methyl Ethel, Danny L Harle, Pictish Trail, Hunee, A. G. Cook, Julia Jacklin, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Flamingods, Imarhan, Manuela, Gaika, Forth Wanderers, Job Jobse, PC Music, Lena Willikens, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Aine Cahill, Idris Ackamoor, Kite Base, Marc Riley, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids and Jon Hopkins (DJ set)
Victoria Park, London, UK
Sinkane, Band of Horses, Real Estate, Mac DeMarco, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Father John Misty, Gold Panda, Lucinda Williams, Foxygen, Ty Segall, Perfume Genius, Parquet Courts, Jens Lekman, Deerhoof, Amadou & Mariam, Alvvays, Shovels & Rope, Car Seat Headrest, Marika Hackman, All We Are, Romare, Nadine Shah, Girl Band, Ultimate Painting, Ryley Walker, Bill Ryder-Jones, Margaret Glaspy, John Moreland, John Smith, Japanese Breakfast, The Lemon Twigs, Let’s Eat Grandma, Michael Chapman, Julia Jacklin, Gulp, Nap Eyes, The Spook School, Julie Byrne, Omni, Pixx, Xylouris White, Tasseomancy, Nadia Reid, Amanda Bergman, Courtney Marie Andrews, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Shame, Lisa O'Neill, Vaudou Game, Goat Girl, Girl Ray, IDER, Kelly Lee Owens, HMLTD, Gabriella Cohen, Brix and the Extricated, Duds (UK), W. H. Lung, Lankum, Scott Hirsch and The Honey Hahs
Larmer Tree Gardens, Southampton, UK

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