Rhythm and Roots

Alsarah – The Princess of Nubian Pop

Sudanese singer Alsarah has been dubbed as the princess of Nubian pop and calls herself a self-claimed practitioner of Sudanese retro-pop.┬áBorn in Sudan and raised in the US, the singer / songwriter with a degree in ethnomusicology has… Read More

Music from Saharan Cellphones

About a year ago musicologist/blogger Chris Kirkley released two intriguing cassette mixtapes of music from western Africa. Music from Saharan Cellphones Volume I & II offered a glance into the mobile phone phenomenon in the Malian town of… Read More

Sudan Votes Music Hopes vs Akwaaba Music

Sudan Votes Music Hopes is a project initiated by Berlin based M.!.C.T. (Media In Cooperation and Transition), a media development organisation who ‘focus on the interplay between conflict, media coverage and reconciliation in crisis regions’, in particular the… Read More