It is hard not to fall in love with Amira Kheir’s music. After I have introduced you to Sudanese Soul music by Alsarah some weeks ago, I would like to present you now Sudanese Jazz music created by the young Italian-Sudanese artist Amira Kheir. Born in Italy to Sudanese parents and raised partly in Italy and Sudan her music has an interesting multicultural coloration. As a child she used to listen to Sudanese music that her parents played at home but also to other artists like Miriam Makeba, Bob Dylan or Sam Cooke. Her music mirrors this mix of influences. Amira Kheir blends Jazz, Soul, East and West African as well as music from the Middle East.
Speaking about her 2011 released debut album ‘View From Somewhere‘ she says:
“With respect to my album it has been such a discovery to create music in this place, which exists in between places. This place, which once was just imagination now exists and is validated by that which is created in it. And that’s the beauty of music – it allows us to give life to things that cannot be marred by definition or order.” (Source: Flyglobalmusic)
Listen here to two of her tracks from her album: ‘Ahel Allel‘, ‘Shoft Alnur’ and ‘Disposable World (Modern World)’