Welcome to the kaleidoscopic world of Asya Satti.
Born in Stockholm to Sudanese parents, Satti was steeped in musical infuences ranging from Aretha Franklin to Umm Kulthum.
Having spent her formative years travelling between Sweden, Egypt and London, Satti began writing her own songs at the age of 15. Pouring forth from the African and Middle Eastern wellsprings of her heritage, Satti’s music flows between blues and soul in alternating languages.
‘Music that is unafraid to experiment but mostly incredibly fun to dance to’ – Zeinab Badawi, chair of the Royal African Society.
About Africa Utopia
In 2012 Southbank Centre launched Africa Utopia, a festival dedicated to bringing art and ideas from Africa and the African diaspora to audiences in the UK. We ask what the West can learn from this rapidly changing continent.
The festival’s first four years have featured the award-winning Senegalese musician and human-rights activist Baaba Maal, afrobeat legend Tony Allen, former First Lady of Somaliland and hospital founder Edna Adan, Kenyan creative collective The Nest, Township Tech originator Spoek Mathambo, ‘godfather of Ethiopian jazz’ Mulatu Astatke and the Kinshasa Symphony orchestra.