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Approved: Sudan Archives

By | Published on Thursday 31 May 2018

Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives’ recently released debut EP ‘Sink’ features an entrancing mix of Sudanese folk, R&B and experimental electronic music.

A self-taught violin player, she says that discovering the violin playing style of Northeast Africa was a key turning point in arriving at her unusual sound. “The way they played it was different from classical music”, she recalls.

“I resonated with the style”, she goes on, “and I was like, ‘maybe I can use this style with electronic music’. I started mixing my violin into beats. It wasn’t complicated – I’d just sing straight into the iPad”.

Ahead of an appearance at London’s Field Day festival tomorrow, she has released a video for EP track ‘Nont For Sale’, which you can watch here:

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