Modern, haunting take on Sudanese music heard through the sonic lens of French artist / producer, Débruit and the poetic, ethereal lyrics and melodies of Sudanese-born singer Alsarah. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, Alsarah relocated to Yemen with her family as a child to escape the ever-stifling regime in her native country. When civil war broke out in Yemen, she moved to the US where she lives to this day. Aljawal (The Traveller) is a nomadic reflection for the 21st century. Each song reflects a new stop in the journey, with new cities and new people along the way. On Aljawal, Xavier Thomas captures and plays with an analog sound that stretches the boundaries of the Sudanese rhythms and melodies that Alsarah grew up with.