Sudan Archives

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Violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music. Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where...

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Management: Ben Dickey at Constant Artists

ben@constantartists.com

Booking (US): Ali Hedrick & Josh Mulder at Paradigm Agency

ahedrick@paradigmagency.com

Booking (EU): Bob van Heur

bob@distortedchannel.nl

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Sudan Archives – “Black Vivaldi Sonata” – a COLORS show

Sudan performs "Black Vivaldi Sonata" from the album Athena. This is an encore performance following an earlier session with "Iceland Moss." Read More

Sudan Archives – Athena

Violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer Sudan Archives – debut album on Stones Throw Records. Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music She first emerged as an avant-garde violinist who channeled... Read More

Sudan Archives “Confessions”

Produced by Sudan Archives & Will Archer. Cello by Clíona Ní Choileáin. Additional arrangement by James R. McCall IV. Read More

Sudan Archives - Sink

In the store | SUDAN ARCHIVES - SINK Singer, songwriter, producer and violinist Sudan Archives has just released her sophomore EP Sink.   Directed by... Read More

Sudan Archives – "Nont for Sale" – single and tour dates

Download/stream | SUDAN ARCHIVES “NONT FOR SALE” Singer, songwriter, producer and violinist Sudan Archives has just released a new single, “Nont For Sale.” The new... Read More

Sudan Archives – "Paid" video

Sudan Archives has just shared a new video for “Paid,” taken from her self-titled EP on Stones Throw Records. The video, directed by Alima Jennings,... Read More

Sudan Archives performance for La Blogothéque Take Away Show

Here's Sudan Archives performance for La Blogothéque, shot in Utrecht at Oude Hortus' historic greenhouse. This special stripped-down session for La Blogothèque's Take Away Show... Read More

Sudan Archives mixtape: Midnight in a Perfect World

Sudan Archives selections for KEXP's series Midnight in a Perfect World. Sudan Archives tour dates 11 Nov: Paris @ Olympic Café 13 Nov: London @... Read More

Sudan Archives – “Water”

In the store | SUDAN ARCHIVES EP now on vinyl After her breakout self-titled EP release earlier this summer on Stones Throw, Sudan Archives is... Read More

Sudan Archives – EP, video for “Come Meh Way”

In the store | SUDAN ARCHIVES EP This is Sudan Archives, a 23 year-old violinist/vocalist who writes, plays, and produces her own music. She is... Read More

Sudan Archives – “Time”

Here’s a couple new tracks from Sudan Archives, a 22 year-old self-taught violinist/vocalist who writes, plays, and produces her own music. She’s currently working on... Read More

Stones Throw Superfest – THE WRAPUP

We had a free all-day show in Los Angeles, November 5, 2016, a part of Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A. Common headlined.... Read More

Sudan Archives – “Queen Kunta”

Meet Sudan Archives, a 22 year-old self-taught violinist/vocalist who writes, plays, and produces her own music. Originally from Cincinnati, she now lives in Los Angeles... Read More

Sudan Archives

Violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music. Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she "messed around with instruments in the house" and took up violin in the fourth grade, eventually teaching herself how to play the instrument by ear. When she discovered the violin playing style of Northeast Africa, her eyes opened to the possibilities of the instrument. "The way they played it was different from classical music. I resonated with the style, and I was like, 'Maybe I can use this style with electronic music,'" she says. This fusing of folk music and electronic production was the turning point for Sudan. "I started mixing my violin into beats,” she says, “It wasn't complicated — I'd just sing straight into the iPad." She honed her at-home style after moving to Los Angeles aged 19 to study music technology, and after a chance encounter at a Low End Theory party with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records owner Matthewdavid, she signed with Stones Throw. At the very start of her musical career, she's already won plaudits from the likes of the New York Times and Pitchfork, and played live at experimental festival Moogfest. Her EP Sudan Archives is an extraordinary debut statement from a singular artist. Over six tracks, Sudan Archives layers harmonies, violin figures and ethereal vocals, grounding them all with the hip-hop beats.