Amira Kheir

Sudan

Hailed as the ‘Diva of the Sudanese desert’ (BBC World News) Sudanese-Italian singer Amira Kheir has been enchanting audiences around the world with a sound inspired by traditional music from her homeland Sudan and anchored in experimental jazz, soul and desert blues. The result is a unique sound that gives tasters of Sudan’s rich musical heritage of distinctive Saharan blues, Nubian and Niloitic music whilst being reflective of the artist’s key jazz and soul influences and expressing itself through improvisation and experimentation. She has released 3 albums to great critical acclaim ‘View From Somewhere (2011), ‘Alsahraa’ (2014), and ‘Mystic Dance’ (2018), all co-released by her independent label Contro Cultura Music and legendary African Music label Sterns Music. She was shortlisted nominated (1 out of 4) at the Songlines Music Award 2019 as “Best Artist.

Amira Kheir - vocals
Nadir Ramzy - oud and percussion
Tal Janes - electric guitar
Michele Montolli - electric bass
Leandro Mancini - drums