Sleep Deprived Music Review: Sinkane

Sinkane

Music is a beautiful thing. Even if the music is in a different language or about a different culture, it still makes sense to the audience.

“Sinkane is an American band comprised of people from all over the world,” says frontman Ahmed Gallab. “Our collective experience as children of the diaspora helped bring the music to life in the most honest way possible…The music is loud and raw, and it’s bursting with an energy unlike anything I’ve ever done before.”

The new album, Depayse, tells the story of an immigrant and their journey to start a new life in America. The definition of depayse is “removed from one’s habitual surroundings.” If you are interested in Sinkane’s thoughts on Sudan, follow them on Twitter.

The album is beautiful and energetic. After listening to Depayse, you will feel ready to take on the world. It’s a little bit like Parliament Funkadelic and Bob Marley but not completely. The band definitely has their own sound. I might listen to this album every day this summer. Someday I want to be like that lovely older lady in the “Everybody” video. Also, it’s a great video.

I cannot recommend listening to this album enough. This is the album that you are looking for this summer.

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