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Creative Matters: Alsarah, singer-songwriter

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Hancher Auditorium

141 East Park Road

Strauss Hall

Iowa City, IA 52242

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Alsarah is a singer, songwriter, bandleader and a somewhat reluctant ethnomusicologist.

Born in Khartoum, Sudan, she relocated to Yemen with her family before abruptly moving to the USA, finally feeling most at home in Brooklyn, NY where she has been residing since 2004. She is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African Retro-Pop music.

With her main outfit, Alsarah & the Nubatones, she has released two full-length albums titled Silt, followed by Manara (Wonderwheel Recordings, 2014 and 2016). She has also released one full-length album with French electronic producer Débruit titled Aljawal (Soundways Recordings, 2013). And she was featured on the Nile Project's debut CD, Aswan (named in the top 5 must hear international albums by NPR, 2014).


Creative Matters series

This event is co-sponsored by Hancher and the Creative Matters lecture series, with sponsorship from the UI Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee. A Q&A session will follow her talk. The event is free and open to the public.

The Creative Matters lecture series, launched in Fall 2015, seeks to demonstrate that creativity and innovation are not only at the core of all research and discovery, but also central to our human experience. Our lineup of speakers includes artists, thinkers, builders, and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression, and borrow from a range of influences and disciplines in their work.

Alsarah & the Nubatones will also perform at Hancher on Saturday, November 18. Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Revaux at leslie-revaux@uiowa.edu in advance of the event.

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