Sinkane (born Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab in London, England) is a Sudanese-American musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. He is signed to City Slang Records.
Born to college professors in London, he lived in Sudan, then moved to the US when he was five, and lived for some time in Kent, Ohio followed by Columbus, Ohio. Prior to embarking on his solo career, he worked with Eleanor Friedberger, Caribou, of Montreal, Born Ruffians, and Yeasayer as a session musician.
Ahmed Gallab is the Band Leader and Music Director of the Atomic Bomb! Band which plays the music of Nigerian Electro-Funk Legend William Onyeabor. The group includes David Byrne (of Talking Heads), Money Mark (of the Beastie Boys), Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorillaz), Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion), Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), Charles Lloyd, Amadou and Mariam, Jamie Lidell, Pharoah Sanders, Joshua Redman, among many many others.
On Feb. 10th, 2017 Sinkane released their 6th album "Life & Livin' It" on City Slang.
On March 6, 2017 Sinkane made their television network debut on Conan.Sinisterals (2007)
Color Voice (2008) (Emergency Umbrella)
Sinkane (2009) (Emergency Umbrella)
Mars (2012) (DFA, City Slang) Engineered and Mixed by Albert Di Fiore
Mean Love (DFA, City Slang, 2014) Engineered and Mixed by Albert Di Fiore
Life & Livin' It (City Slang, February 10, 2017)