Sudan Archives: Afrofuturism Goes Mainstream

“Although her name suggests a gem unearthed by the crate-digger label Awesome Tapes from AfricaSudan Archives is an artist of now. Based in Los Angeles, the 24-year-old producer combines genre-defying sound with non-standard violin-playing and an Afro-futurist sensibility. Two previous EPs chart her journey from bedroom experiments with a loop station to fully realised, roots-inflected R&B tunes. So while Sudan Archives bears comparison to other queenly outliers like Solange or FKA Twigs, her sound has remained resolutely individual, informed by the electronic experiments of Cameroonian Francis Bebey.”

Source: https://bit.ly/2r61gsH

Check out this artist’s debut album inspired by Black Athena , an amazing book by Martin Bernal that revealed the Afroasiatic roots of classical Greek civilization. Sudan Archives is just a taste of the future. Listen and be inspired.

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