Sinkane announces his new album 'Life & Livin' It' and shares the music video for "U'Huh," a message of joy with political undertones.
Sinkane is back with a much-needed dose of optimism.
The project of Sudanese-born, New York City-based musician Ahmed Gallab is sharing a new music video for "U'Huh," a celebration of friends amidst troubling times built on an Arabic refrain of "Kulu shi tamaam."
"'Kulu shi tamaam' is an Arabic phrase meaning 'Everything is great!," Gallab mentions. "Times are tough. Struggles have always existed in our lives. But hope, love and the power of positivity help us stay alive. It is what inspires me to wake up in the morning, make music, and, ultimately, connect with people."
The new video for "U'Huh," directed by Nick Bentgen, is a message of joy with political undertones. In between shots of singing and celebration, the clip flashes TV news footage of social unrest in Detroit and Newark in 1967.
Sinkane has also announced his new album Life & Livin' It, due in February 10 via City Slang. His previous record Mean Love was one of our favorites albums of 2014, so this is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Check out the full track list and upcoming Sinkane world tour dates below.
'Life & Livin' It' tracklist:
3. Favorite Song
7. Theme from Life & Livin' It
8. Won't Follow
9. The Way
Sinkane 2017 World Tour:
2/15 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
2/16 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
2/17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2/18 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
2/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
2/21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
2/22 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
2/23 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
2/24 - Dearborn, MI @ Arab American National Museum
2/28 - Seattle, WA @ The Tractor
3/01 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/03 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
3/04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
3/05 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/10-13 - Adelaide, AU @ Botanic Park for WOMADelaide
3/17-19 - New Plymouth, NZ @ WOMAD NZ
3/29 - London, UK @ The Dome
3/30 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
4/01 - Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
4/02 - Berlin, DE @ Volksbuhne Theatre
4/03 - Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
4/04 - Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
4/05 - Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele
4/06 - Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
4/07 - Milan, IT @ Biko Club
4/08 - Roma, IT @ Auditorium Parco della Musica