Sinkane with Cookies and Mosart212
It’s soul music! And truly universal. Sinkane’s new album Mean Love unites rhythm and styles from around the world to help you move, relate and be. Ahmed Gallab (a.k.a. Sinkane) has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic and ultramodern at the same time. From Gallab’s childhood in Sudan, there is a Pan-African influence of popular Sudanese music and haqibah, as well as distinct horn and synth arrangements more common to East Africa. This background merges with the lessons learned from Ahmed‘s stints recording and touring with electro-pop craftsmen such as Caribou, Yeasayer, and Of Montreal, and especially the monumental task he underwent as musical director of ‘ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor,’ where he collaborated with Damon Albarn, David Byrne, The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark and members of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, and Blood Orange.
“Songs nodding to Curtis Mayfield, Talking Heads, early Parliament, and other rhythmic figureheads, all blended to perfection with Gallab’s own unique approach . . . a true obsession with sound comes through on Mean Love, and regardless of the mode Gallab finds himself in at any given moment, stellar production and heartfelt songwriting keep the album engaging and beautiful at every turn.” — All Music
Cookies (last seen at SPACE with Dawn of Midi) return with their high energy r&b-laden art-pop. Portland’s post-modern maestro of the funky symphonies, Mosart212 will kick things off at 8pm with a set of globe-trotting beats.