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Exploring Nubian Pop and Sudanese Retro Music

Our next concert is for music lovers that appreciate exploring the beautiful and immense world of music, as we plan to attend a performance by Alsarah & the Nubatones who will be performing in Washington DC.

Music concert at the Hamilton
Music concert at the Hamilton
Their music is a rich confluence of different cultures with roots in Nubia, which was home to some of Africa’s earliest kingdoms, and today refers to the region along the Nile rivers encompassing the areas between what is central Sudan and southern Egypt.

Getting to Know Alsarah & the Nubatones

Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and Rami el Aasser about Nubian ‘songs of return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt.

A common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds, and shared migration experiences, expanded the conversation to include Armenian.

Alsarah & the Nubatones
Alsarah & the Nubatones
Alsarah was born in Khartoum, Sudan, relocated to Yemen with her family before moving to the USA, finally feeling at home in Brooklyn, NY where she has been residing since 2004.

Her audience is immediately captured by her powerful voice and eclectic mix of north and east African tunes, as well as Arabic sounds and traditions.

For music lovers, it is an unique journey to the region of Nubia and a reminder that music and soul crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers.

Pre-Concert Drinks

The concert is hosted at the Hamilton in Washington DC, located just two blocks from the White House, near Metro Center. The venue offers two different types of tickets—General Admission Seated and General Admission Bar Area.

Please note that seating in the General Admission Bar Area is on a first-come basis, so we plan to be there at 7:00 pm for pre-concert drinks. The concert starts at 7:30pm and doors open at 6:30pm.

You can opt to buy the General Admission Seated tickets, if you would like to sit and listen to the concert or General Admission Bar Area, which include a limited number of bar stools and high-top tables available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Details


Artist: Alsarah & the Nubatones

Description: Alsarah & the Nubatones concert at The Hamilton in Washington DC.

Tickets: $20-25

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Date/Time: Sunday, February 18th, 2018 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue: The Hamilton (Meeting point: The Hamilton bar)

600 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005

Grapes & Grains members can RSVP via meetup after buying a ticket

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