Traditional Sudanese and Ethiopian rhythms & melodies, combined with Jamaican reggae and African blues to create a new, spectacular style. Sun Blues represents the deep heartbeat of Africa, where the sun never hides.
The virtuoso on the oud comes from Omdourman, the heart of Sudan, where the Blue & White Nile meet and the blues originated. He combines musical trends from different parts of the world and epochs and developed his own musical genre between Africa, the Orient and Europe following the footsteps of the Sudanese tradition with avant-garde arrangements.
Blues music on the Sudanese pentatonic scale
“PEACEFULLY was created during the war in Sudan. I was born with the hope for peace and freedom and life for musicians was very difficult. We built musical instruments ourselves, but it sounded different than on TV... So I traveled through Sudan and neighboring countries to famous artists and enjoyed their professional instruments with Mama Africa's music in Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mali , Morocco and others
The debut album PEACEFULLY is celebrated with a lavish Sudanese festival.
Zeyo Mann (aka Mustafa Gasmelbari)
songwriter, rapper & filmmaker from Wad Madani, Sudan
At the age of five, he moved with his family to the United Arab Emirates, where he spent his youth. At the age of 14 he began writing poetry. Despite his passion for the art of speaking, being a stammerer has always been a challenge. One day he discovered a beat on YouTube and tried to rap on it and was successful. From that moment on he rapped on many stages in Sudan and since 2021 also in Germany. “Music and movies are my only comfort zone,” he says, where he can express himself and share his thoughts. Art helped him overcome his difficult childhood with a stutter.
Hassan Elmalik, Voc, Oud – Sudan
Stefan “Higgi” Hickmann, guitar – Germany
Mauricio Assis Fleury, bass & flute – Brazil
Haitham Mansor, Cajon – Sudan
Ali Guma, Bongos – Sudan
Support act: ZEYO MANN – rapper
Exhibition & Sudanese buffet from the Sudanese Association