The indie-funk, Sudanese pop, free jazz solo musician known as Sinkane is on his way to Boston next Thursday, February 16 to play to a wintery crowd at Great Scott. For those unfamiliar with the brilliant pop work of Sinkane (real name Ahmed Gallab) a first listener may want to give “How We Be,” the hit single off of 2014’s Mean Love, a good listen. It sets the tempo for an artist quite relevant and deserving attention amidst a sea of emerging artists. Sinkane encompasses so many genres it’s surely difficult to pin his sound as one set thing. “Moonstruck” has a laid back flare that you might expect to hear somewhere off the coast of southern France in the glowing hours before sunset.
Sinkane is supporting his new album Life & Livin’ It, which was just recently released this February off DFA Records. Based just from the first listens of this peachy, afro-beat, eclectic album, this show is surely not going to be one to miss. Sinkane has greatly refined his sound, the likes of which stem from a couple years of intense touring in between albums. In fact, his energetic tempo and cultivated instrumentation readily display Sinkane’s live energy emanating directly into his records, something that can only be a positive feature to the progression of a musician like this London-born Sudanese artist.
Doors at 9pm. Show at 9:30. Ages 18 and over.