From LA via the Midwest, a ferocious violin-driven blend of DIY avant-garde pop, R&B and hip hop by one of the scene’s rising stars. Fireworks expected.
Photo © Obidi Nzeribe, © Ally Green
Multi-instrumentalist Brittney Denise Parks, aka Sudan Archives, struck with the ferocity of a tornado from the American Midwest with her single ‘Come Meh Way’ in 2017, which was followed by a debut album, Athena, two years later. She has since enthralled promoters and fans with her innovative, violin-driven blend of DIY avant-garde pop, R&B and hip-hop. Although the Covid pandemic prevented Athena from hitting the concert stages with full force, the next record cemented her growing reputation.
Natural Brown Prom Queen (2022), recorded with her partner in the basement of her home in Los Angeles, is a set of freewheeling female perspectives on a music industry that so often fails to match up to the demands of Black creativity, and marks a conscious move into the mainstream as a way of bringing this singular artist’s ideas to a wider audience. Lyrically bold and visually striking, Sudan Archives will bring some joyously stormy weather to Ljubljana’s premier concert stage.
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