Sinkane Biography (Wikipedia)
Sinkane (born Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab c. 1983 in London, England) is a Sudanese-American musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. He is signed to City Slang 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 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 vocalist and music director of the Atomic Bomb! Band which plays the music of Nigerian funk musician 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 10 February 2017 Sinkane released their 6th album "Life & Livin' It" on City Slang.
- David Byrne, Sinkane and Money Mark on the music of William Onyeaborhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqmzr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqmzr.jpg2015-08-21T10:20:00.000ZDavid Byrne, Sinkane and Money Mark join Lauren at the Southbank Centre for this year's Meltdown Festival to talk about performing the music of William Onyeabor.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0309pd6
David Byrne, Sinkane and Money Mark on the music of William Onyeabor
- Sinkane in conversation with Mark Radcliffehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02tydz0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02tydz0.jpg2015-08-17T14:50:00.000ZSinkane speaks with Mark Radcliffe about his upcoming appearance at Meltdown Festival and his work as musical director of the Atomic Bomb Band.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02zz1fw
Sinkane in conversation with Mark Radcliffe
- Sinkane in conversation with Radcliffe and Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cc3wt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cc3wt.jpg2014-11-19T16:08:00.000ZSinkane, aka musician Ahmed Gallab, joins Mark and Stuart.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02cc3zj
Sinkane in conversation with Radcliffe and Maconie
- Sinkane speaks to Stuart Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0173srt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0173srt.jpg2013-04-01T14:44:00.000ZAhmed Gallab of Sinkane speaks to Stuart about the musical project.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0173srv
Sinkane speaks to Stuart Maconie