Sinkane Coming to Sunset Concerts at The Skirball

Saturday, 23 July 2016 07:00
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  Thursday, July 28, the 20th anniversary season of the Sunset Concerts series at The Skirball Cultural Center continues with Sudanese-American singer and multi-instrumentalist Sinkane. The Brooklyn-based artist is expected to perform tracks from his forthcoming 2017 album as well as tunes from his extensive catalogue.

Sunset Concerts @ The Skirball with Sinkane Born Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab, Sikane was born in London, England before moving to Sudan, where he lived until moving to Ohio in United States at age 5. A session musician in his early career, his style has been described as a blend of krautrock, free jazz, and funk rock with Sudanense pop. His most recent solo album, 2014's Mean Love, was described as "outstanding, style-hopping pop" by The Guardian. The project featured notable appearances from Talking Heads' David Byrne, members of LCD Soundsystem and Beastie Boy's collaborator Money Mark.

Referring to the album he's currently working on, Sinkane sounded excited when he recently tweeted that it was "really coming together".

You can check out Sinkane's Nick Bentgen directed Lisa Kjerulff produced video for How We Be below, off the Mean Love LP from City Slang.

Early warm up duties for the evening will be handled by Peaking Lights Acid Test (P/LSD), performing a "live instrumental disco dub" version of Peaking Lights songs and other original dancefloor friendly material.

Sunset Concerts @ The Skirball with Sinkane Known for appearances in the Los Angeles rave and underground dance party circuit, P/LSD recently played the Resident Advisor Coachella after party following a European tour.

Marking its twentieth anniversary season, the Skirball's free summertime Sunset Concerts series runs six Thursday evenings from July 21st through August 25th in the Skirball Cultural Center's central courtyard. In addition to the music, attendees can find food & drinks, games and visit the Museum galleries.

Following Sinkane, remaining Sunset Concerts performances include Thalma de Freitas (August 4); M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (August 11); the L.A. debut of Music Maker Blues Revue (August 18); and Shai Tsabari and the Middle East Groove All Stars (August 25). All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90049. Parking is $10 (cash only) with carpool/Uber/Lyft strongly encouraged. Note that concertgoers must show a parking stub in order to get entry tickets to the concert so remember to bring the stub with you after you park. Taking a taxi or car service? Ask the driver to drop you off at the front steps so a Skirball staff member can provide you with a ticket.

For more information on Sunset Concerts at The Skirball, visit their website at


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