Crossroads Presents : Sinkane / Bassel & the Supernaturals

June 15, 2019 8:00 PM
Doors Open: 7:30 PM
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ADVANCED: $16.00
DAY OF: $18.00

ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 1, 2019 10:00 AM to June 14, 2019 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: June 15, 2019 12:00 AM to June 15, 2019 8:30 PM

Sinkane is an artist with a real stake in our current cultural and political climate. Born in London to Sudanese parents, raised in Ohio, and living in New York City, Ahmed Gallab—a former skate punk turned Afro-funk whiz—refines his sound and message on his seventh studio album, Dépaysé, scheduled for release on May 31.

The album’s French title means “to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings.” The album's anthemic first single, “Everybody,” was recently made into a video, directed by Bruno Ferreira. Filmed at Brazil’s world renowned samba school in Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Samba Paraíso do Tuiuti, it stars local performers and is a testimony to the power of passion and dancing to overcome repression. Gallab says “Everybody” is “dedicated to the brave men, women, and children fighting against oppression in places like Brazil, Sudan, and all over the world.”

Dépaysé is the follow-up to Sinkane’s acclaimed 2017 album Life & Livin’ It, which earned the band its national television debut on Conan, an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, and worldwide acclaim from outlets such as Pitchfork, the Guardian, New York Magazine, Vulture, and the Washington Post, among many others.

Bassel & the Supernaturals combines soul and funk with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria that has affected Bassel Almadani’s family along with ten million others.

The soulful Syrian-American vocalist and his ensemble donate over 20% of their merchandise proceeds to humanitarian relief through the Karam Foundation, including $3,000 from the preorder campaign for their full-length album, Elements (2017). Their latest album - drawing inspiration from artists such as Snarky Puppy, Jamiroquai, and Steely Dan's Aja - was premiered by Noisey, which led to their involvement in the nationally acclaimed SXSW 2017 showcase ContraBanned: #MusicUnites, featuring artists from the diaspora of countries targeted by the travel ban. They've since been featured on PRIAl JazeeraReutersPaste MagazineHuffington PostNowThis, and many others. 

Almadani co-produced the multi-genre humanitarian tour Amplify Peace, in collaboration with several other Arab-American artists from predominantly Muslim countries impacted by war. Highlights from their debut tour in October 2017 included performances at the John F. Kennedy Center, the Arab American National Museum, and a feature by the Associated Press

Averaging over 60 tour dates per year across the US and Canada with internationally touring artists such as Youssou N'Dour, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, Emancipator, the Dandy Warhols, Sinkane, and many others - Bassel & the Supernaturals is preparing to release another full-length album, Smoke & Mirrors (2019).

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