Setona
When the Princess of Henna, Kordofan-born Setona, let rip on her 1998 tour of Europe and North America, western audiences got their first proper taste of the earthier side of Sudanese women's culture. Currently resident in Cairo, but playing well-received gigs in Europe and America, Setona gives lusty voice to a generous handful of well-known women's songs, fleshed out by a largely male band. A renowned henna artist from Kordofan, western Sudan, the Artist formerly known as Prince is reported to have sought out Setona for a henna tattoo job. Pity he didn't publicize her music.

 

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