“Not having any connection to where I was prompted a lot of questions,” muses Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane. “Who am I? Where am I from?”
Ahmed’s nomadic childhood culminates in sound: an uplifting wave of ambient beats that channels all the complexity of his East Africa/Utah/Ohio multi-textured origins.
Following stints as a session musician with Yeasayer and Caribou, Ahmed is now making his own statement as Sinkane, a four-piece that’s ostensibly a solo project – and a vision that’s as dynamic as his nomadic start.
Huck caught up with Ahmed at his show in Hackney, East London to explore his personal and musical roots.