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Sinkane Makes Music For An Open World

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Sinkane Makes Music For An Open World

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Sinkane Makes Music For An Open World

Sinkane Makes Music For An Open World

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The music that I make can be related to anybody all over the world. And it'll allow me to experience the world in a very beautiful way, a very open way.

Sinkane's Ahmed Gallab was born to Sudanese political exiles in London, but was raised all over the U.S. and now lives in Brooklyn. Here, he tells NPR's Audie Cornish how his uprooted life informs Sinkane's masterful blend of R&B, shoegaze, East and West African music and even country music. Hear their conversation at the audio link, plus a Spotify playlist of Sinkane's influences. For a limited time, stream Sinkane's new album, Mean Love, from NPR Music's First Listen series.

For more conversations with music-makers, check out NPR's Music Interviews.

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