World Music

Soudan Blues

Cinquième Salle November 1, 2017

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The Place des Arts opens its confines to flavours that awaken the spirit, to an intoxicating musical style drawn from the ancient traditions of North Africa.

Sudanese-born Rasha Sheikh Eldine, exiled in Spain to escape her country’s political regime, draws inspiration from the beats and sounds gathered in the course of her travels, exhaling the warm colours of the Nubian desert by means of her powerful and ethereal voice. The youngest of 18 children, Rasha grew up in Khartoum in a family of musicians before emigrating to Spain alongside her brother, a former member of the Spanish group Radio Tarifa.

Her performances explore the diversity of Sudanese music through genres ranging from pure Nubian tradition to the beats of the African Sahel, from the hypnotic flights of Sufi music to reggae influences, accompanied by subtle echoes of Andalusian and flamenco sounds along with blues. An eclectic explosion of beats and sounds that unleashes a musical style rooted in ancestral tradition but resolutely open to the world and to modernity.

Through songs in Arabic, Nubian, Creole, Spanish or English, Rasha delivers a deep and poignant musical style that breathes warmth and life!


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