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The Austin 100: Alsarah & The Nubatones

Alsarah & The Nubatones

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Genre: Afropop

Why We're Excited: Born in Sudan and based in Brooklyn, with other stops along the way, Alsarah is used to fusing the sounds and styles of disparate cultures. As leader of Alsarah & The Nubatones, she accurately describes her approach as "East African Retro-Pop" — a lavish, joyful, era-spanning sound full of Arabic-language reflections on identity and survival. It's modern and nostalgic, timeless and new.

SXSW Schedule:

  • March 15: Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th St.)
  • March 16: Palm Door On Sixth (508 E. 6th St.)
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