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This week on @intercepted , we hear the music of Ahmed Gallab'>Sudanese-American Ahmed Gallab, the lead singer-songwriter of the band @Sinkane , and his experience of monitoring the major developments in his home country.

Ahmed Gallab has watched the Tom Petty documentary, “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” over a dozen times

Ahmed Gallab has watched the Tom Petty documentary, “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” over a dozen times

Our Album Of The Day is @Sinkane 's Dépaysé. The band say the title comes from the French word meaning “to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings”, yet the record creates its own world with a mesh of fizzing psych and frontman Ahmed Gallab's restless lyrics.

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"I was very influenced to sing more in Arabic and to express my Sudanese identity much more confrontationally and much more honestly," Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane says of the band's latest album, Dépaysé.

Hear the interview: Sinkane's lead singer Ahmed Gallab talks about the band's latest album, 'Dépaysé,' Sudan's regime change and the resilience of his people.

Here's some of the most uplifting music has heard in a while. Ahmed Gallab, best known as Sinkane, has new music we're proud to premiere. The song is called "Everybody" which will be the lead-off track to his next record, Dépaysé.

“The verses are lamenting the end of a really fun era,” says Brooklyn synthpop duo of their delightful disco-inspired “Epton on Broadway.” The funky track features backing vocals from ’s Ahmed Gallab and spans 2 parts. Spin it here:

Ahmed Gallab'>Musician Ahmed Gallab, aka , recently stopped by the Democracy Now! studio to perform and talk about making music as a Sudanese-American artist in the age of Trump:

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