Friday June 8

Sudan Archives

Can you picture making R&B with just a violin? Well if it’s up to Sudan Archives (Brittney Denise Parks) from Cincinnati, USA, no sweat. As a teenager, Parks learned to play the violin herself, but it wasn’t until she figured out how to edit her music on iPads that the possibilities of her instrument started to unfold. Sudan Archives’ remarkable amalgam of African music, hip hop and R&B is as groundbreaking as it is infectious, making Parks, along with Nick Hakim, Moses Sumney and Kadhja Bonet, a visionary artist to keep watching in the future. This will be an absolute blast at Best Kept Secret.