Immigrants: they get the job done.
On the cover of Sinkane’s latest album Life & Livin’ It, various items are strewn about to the left and right of musician Ahmed Gallab as if he’s running a yard sale. Each of those items tell a different story. And just as well, the various places where Sinkane has grown up tell a different story. Born in Sudan to parents who sought asylum in the US for their family when he was five, he grew up listening to American music, Afro-pop, and funk music, all of which carried over into a blend of genres that can confidently be called all his own. And at his second Black Cat appearance (the first being a sold-out performance at the smaller Backstage room), he and his multicultural cast of bandmates let the music speak for itself with an enthusiastically positive performance for a world that desperately needs some positivity.