Ahmed Gallab, better know as Sinkane, is a musician from the US with Sudanese heritage. He worked as a session musician and touring band member for the likes of Caribou, of Montreal, and Yeasayer prior to launching a solo career that blends elements of funk, soul, jazz, and even country music with the styles and rhythms of Sudanese pop and dance music. For this film, Sinkane performs Mean Love, the title track of his latest album for DFA Records/City Slang.
There are two versions of this film: the first, which you can watch above, is a pure performance from Sinkane and his band. The second features an interview with Sinkane and can be watched at Tradiio's YouTube channel.
Tradiio is a new music discovery platform that puts the listener in charge. Whereas other streaming platforms are only based around discovery and sharing, Tradiio goes one step further and lets you actively engage with the music and support it directly, investing in artists using virtual currency. Tradiio offers rewards in the real world, both for artists (slots at festivals, studio time, resources to make a music video) and fans (tickets, speakers, headphones, download store vouchers). Tradiio is free for users and artists, and is available now for iOS and Android.
Sinkane live dates:
April 13th: The Musician, Leicester
April 14th: XOYO, London