Sudan Roots (official Facebook page)
CAIRO - 14 September 2017: As part of their Cairo tour, Sudanese reggae band Sudan Roots will be performing at Darb 1718 on September 28.
Founded in 2011, the band started out as a tribute for reggae advocates such as Bob Marley, The Marley Brothers, and Groundation. They later decided to shape their own identity by producing originals.
The band aims to spread love, consciousness and awareness through their songs which are sung in Arabic, Fulani, and English to express their Sudanese culture and positive traditions.
Sudan Roots started their Cairo tour on August 4 with a live show at 3elbt Alwan where they performed some of their originals that got the audience on their feet. They also performed in DA HOUSE, El-Sawy Culture Wheel, and Room Art Space amongst others.
Sudan Roots are very keen to appeal to their audience while still keeping their identity to stand out amongst other musicians. To achieve this Gaidou highlighted, “We are writing songs in different Arabic dialects such as the Egyptian dialect so that when we perform here [in Cairo], we can sing that song and make our audience feel special.”