Album of the month: Life & Livin' It by Sinkane

Eva Mackevic 

London-born, Sudanese artist Sinkane has just released his sixth studio album Life & Livin' It and it's a brilliant fusion of afro-rock, funk and pop. Here's our review. 

If you find yourself grumpily counting down the days till spring and longing for some warmth and sunshine, Sudanese/ American musician Sinkane’s new record is just the thing to pull you through.

Life and Livin’ It does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a life-affirming collection of funky tunes that will make you want to sing, hop and stomp, and you won’t be able to sit down even if you try.

An electrifying blend of Africa-inspired melodies, soulful vocals, steamy horns and Cuban beats, it takes you on a journey of music tropes ranging from Fela Kuti to Michael Jackson.

And the best bit? Those flavoursome, multi-layered arrangements that make the most out of every beat—and will leave you begging for more!


Key tracks: “U-Huh, “Favorite Song”, “Passenger”

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Feature image via Shervin Lainez