Sinkane

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Presented by Sweetwater Music Hall at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley CA

Sep 17 2017
Sinkane

Feel-good music for trying times, slinky funk and soul grooves with sparkling melodies with roots in sub-Saharan Africa

Sinkane music comes straight out of a generosity of spirit. Never has that spirit been on more vivid display than on the uplifting new album Life & Livin’ It. This is feel-good music for trying times, celebrating what makes life good without ignoring what makes it hard.

By the time they finished touring for their acclaimed Mean Love album in late 2015, Ahmed Gallab and the band had spread the gospel of Sinkane to the world, playing 166 shows in 20 countries. During the same period, he had also led The Atomic Bomb Band — the highly celebrated 15-piece outfit that played the music of elusive Nigerian electro-funk maestro William Onyeabor. The band included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, members of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Jamie Lidell and legendary jazz musicians Pharoah Sanders and Charles Lloyd.

Produced by Ahmed with lyrics and help from Greg Lofaro, the new album draws from the best elements of Sinkane’s previous records: the slinky funk and soul grooves are there, so are the sparkling melodies with roots in sub-Saharan Africa. Each one of the four members of Sinkane — bassist Ish Montgomery, drummer Jason Trammell, guitarist Jonny Lam and Ahmed — sing and contribute additional parts on the album, with Trammell contributing lyrics to “Theme from Life & Livin’ It,” and Lam helping with arrangements.

Life & Livin’ It is an album about all kinds of experiences. When Ahmed Gallab sings, he sounds unafraid yet vulnerable. There’s a party there, and Life & Livin’ It is playing on the stereo. You are invited.

ADMISSION INFO

$18 Advance/ $20 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES

Contact: (415) 388-3850

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Additional time info:

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

LOCATION

Sweetwater Music Hall

19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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PARKING INFO

There is ample street and city parking available around the venue. Please be sure to observe all posted signs regarding parking and parking meters, and do not park in prohibited spaces or areas. As a courtesy to our neighbors, please park in metered spots and city lots rather than residential areas. We offer validation for the Sunnyside lot–ask for it at the Cafe register.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

The café, concert hall, and restrooms are all wheelchair accessible. If you would like to request a wheelchair seating location or have other ADA needs, please e-mail boxoffice at swmh.com as soon

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