Singer, songwriter, producer and violinist Sudan Archives has just released a new single, “Nont For Sale.” The new single arrives in conjunction with the announcement of her forthcoming sophomore EP Sink, set for May 25 release.

Sudan Archives grew up in Ohio where she taught herself to play the violin in elementary school, mostly by ear. After moving to Los Angeles she began to explore her connection to Northeast Africa. Upon discovering the violin playing style of both Northeast and West African fiddlers and musicians like Asim Gorashi, Ali Farka Touré and Juldeh Camarah, her eyes opened to new ways of incorporating this instrument into her sound. “The way they played the violin was different from classical music. I resonated with their style, and I was like, maybe I can blend it with electronic music.”

“Nont for Sale” itself was inspired by a hand-painted banner Sudan found in Ghana: “THIS LAND IS NONT 4 SALE.” 


4/14/18 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/21/18 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/28/18 – Tokyo @ Sound Museum Vision
5/11/18 – Mayer, AZ @ FORM Arcosanti
6/1/18 – London @ Field Day Festival
6/2/18 – Rouen, FR @ RUSH Festival
6/5/18 – Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival
6/6/18 – Milan, IT @ Apollo Club
6/8/18 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
6/9/18 – Goteborg, SE @ Clandestino Festival
6/10/18 – Goteborg, SE @ Clandestino Festival
6/11/18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil
6/12/18 – Hamburg @ Uberjazz presents at Mojo Club
6/13/18 – Berlin @ YAAM Club
6/15/18 – Lucerne @ B-Sides Festival
6/16/18 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby Festival
7/21/18 – Los Angeles @ FYF Fest

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