Okayafrica TV posted up at Brooklyn’s Cameo Gallery for Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane‘s first ever live performance with his new band. We caught up with Sinkane to talk about his family’s move to America from Sudan on political exhile, his teen punk years, playing with Yeasayer, Of Montreal & Caribou and the influence of Sudanese music on his current songwriting. Catch Sinkane live at our Okayafrica Showcase with The Very Best, and their August residency at Zubulon in Brooklyn. Also be sure to check out Ahmed’s exclusive Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape.
Video shot by Yves Wilson, edited by Allison Swank.