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Sudan Archives' New Single Will Leave You Hypnotized

Get lost in Sudan Archives' blend of hip-hop beats and violin in "Nont For Sale," off her upcoming Sink EP.

Sudan Archives first caught our attention through the electro-folk experimentations heard in her excellent debut EP last year.

The 24-year-old vocalist and self-taught violinist is now announcing the release of her follow-up EP, Sink, which will be coming out May 25 on Stones Throw.


The budding artist grew up in Ohio, where she found herself becoming captivated with the violin playing style from Northeast Africa. "The way they played it was different from classical music. I resonated with the style, and I was like, 'Maybe I can use this style with electronic music,'" she mentions.

Her songs are a supremely captivating and unique blend of violin, hazy R&B vocals and hip-hop beats, as well as influences from Sudanese fiddlers and West African musicians like Asim Gorashi, Ali Farka Touré and Juldeh Camarah.

Get lost in Sudan Archives' new single, "Nont For Sale," below.





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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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