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Turkuaz, Sinkane

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Sat., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2017 21+

$22

Ahmed Gallab—the man behind Sinkane—has always been a busy musician, playing with Of Montreal, Yeasayer, Caribou, and leading the Atomic Bomb! Band, an all-star crew that plays the music of Nigerian legend William Onyeabor. This may be why the world has tended to overlook his Sinkane catalog, which now includes six full-length albums of cosmopolitan beauty. The latest is this year’s Life & Livin’ It, a lovely and lively burst of breezy pop, airtight funk, Afrobeat vibes, and carefree rock. Bass lines snap and guitar riffs sparkle. Horns blaze across the mix. Rhythms roll in from across the globe. And at the center of it all is Gallab, a man with a perfect voice and a talent for making great, complex music that doesn’t sound laborious. Life & Livin’ It is exuberant, exquisitely crafted, and absolutely essential music for our times. BEN SALMON



Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

Venue Hours
  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2017
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