Alsarah, is a Sudanese born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Born in the capital city of Khartoum, where she spent the first 8 years of her life, she relocated to Taez, Yemen with her family to escape the ever stifling regime in her native country. She abruptly moved to the US in 1994, when a brief civil war broke out in Yemen. Alsarah started her musical training at the age of 12. After attending The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School, in Hadley, MA, she spent 4 years at Wesleyan University studying Music with a concentration in Ethnomusicology.
Residing in Brooklyn, NY, she performs music from different parts of the Middle East, and East Africa. Most recently, she has been working with Alsarah & the Nubatones. Heavily influenced by different styles of music from her native home to her adopted one she is putting together an album of original material to be released later this year.