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Afropop Spectacular

Sahara Soul with Alsarah and the Nubatones and Sidi Touré

November 8, 2019



A double bill of Nubian electro-pop and electrified desert blues from Mali. Born in Sudan and based in Brooklyn, vocalist Alsarah weaves classic East African pop sounds with subtle electronics, Middle Eastern oud, driving percussion, and lilting vocal harmonies. Singer and guitarist Sidi Touré updates the hypnotic Malian guitar music first popularized by Ali Farka Touré through the sounds of his new electric band.

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Pictured: Afropop Spectacular performs Friday, November 8, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Alsarah and the Nubatones.
(credit: Atong Atem)

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Pictured: Afropop Spectacular performs Friday, November 8, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Alsarah.
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Pictured: Afropop Spectacular performs Friday, November 8, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Alsarah and the Nubatones.
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Pictured: Afropop Spectacular performs Friday, November 8, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Sidi Touré.
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