Alsarah & The Nubatones – Ya Watan 
Alsarah & The Nubatones - Ya Watan

Release Date: Out Now

The world seems obsessed with the pros and cons of immigrants or refugees at the moment so it seems somewhat timely to be featuring an artist who was born in Sudan, raised in Yemen and has been plying her trade in Brooklyn. Alsarah and her selected Nubatones present ‘Ya Watan’ for your listening pleasure and it’s a truly refreshing piece of music if ever I heard one. Musically and lyrically this is hugely influenced by Alsarah’s routes in traditional tribal music but clearly she’s learned a thing or two about Western pop melodies as well. The vocals and harmonies create a hypnotic swirl only punctuated by the rhythmic drumming and occasional synth trill. If you’re after something original and cleansing then I can heartily recommend Alsarah & The Nubatones to tick both boxes for you.

Live Dates:

9th September – Chicago World Music Festival, Chicago

17th September – Lotus World Music Festival, Bloomington