by Dertrick Winn
If your search for new music has become dry and stagnant, Sudan Archives is the musical breath of fresh air you’ve been looking for. The self-taught violinist and West African folk music enthusiast splashes sound onto a desert landscape in the video for her breakout single “Time”.
In “Time”, the 22-year old Cincinnati native demonstrates her knack for melding the modern with the indigenous, using looping technology to create a highly percussive and tribal soundscape that is as ancient as it is visionary. Using the barren terrain as her backdrop, she creates a metaphor for the way that scrambling to make up for lost time can be as difficult as locating water in a drought.
Sudan Archives was picked up by Stones Throw Records in late 2016. Though she has yet to launch a full musical project with her new label, it is apparent that we can expect great things from her this year.
Sudan Archives – Time from Stones Throw on Vimeo.