Nov. 3: Alsarah and the Nubatones

Nov. 3: Alsarah and the Nubatones


The Wayne Theatre presents Alsarah & The Nubatones on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $23.

Alsarah is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader born in Sudan. Now based in Brooklyn, she is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African Retro-Pop music.

With her main outfit, Alsarah & The Nubatones, she has released two full-length albums titled Silt and Manara with Wonderwheel Recordings.

Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and Rami El Aasser about nubian ‘songs of return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt.

A common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds, and shared migration experiences, expanded the conversation to include Armenian – American oud player Haig Manoukian and French born Togo raised bass player Mawuena Kodjovi.

Under the leadership of Alsarah, the Brooklyn based group’s sound grew into what they have dubbed as ‘east – african retro-pop’.

Since their first show in October of 2011, the group has performed nationally in New York City, Chicago and California, and internationally at many prestigious festivals and venues in France, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Kenya, Columbia, Morocco, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Denmark, UK, Netherlands and Sweden.

With audiences varying in age and ethnicity, the Nubatones has proven over and over that soul crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers.

This program is sponsored in part by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.




Upcoming Events

Nov. 8-18: Sweeney Todd The Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on November 8-11 and 15-18, 2018. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Nov. 20: Aaron Diehl

The Wayne Theatre presents Aaron Diehl on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.

Nov. 30: Christmas Cocktail Party

The Wayne Theatre presents a Christmas Cocktail Party on Friday, Nov. 30, from 7-9 p.m.

Dec. 1: Christmas Home Tour 2018

The Wayne Theatre presents Christmas Home Tour 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 15: Wilson Fairchild

The Wayne Theatre presents Staunton’s own Wilson Fairchild on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m.

Christmas 2018

There is something for everyone this holiday season with live performances from local dance companies, your favorite Christmas movies and a Christmas show by Wilson Fairchild.


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