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Sinkane’s 2012 debut album, Mars, was a straight-up party. On it, the Sudanese-American instrumentalist flirted with traditional African grooves and Caribbean rhythms, putting a modern spin on old methods with ambient vocals and lush instrumentation. Sinkane played at least four instruments on every song, making Mars a virtual one-man display of creative prowess. Granted, he won’t be able to play multiple instruments at the same time on stage, but I’m hoping he tries.

May 18 at Black Cat with !!!. $15. blackcatdc.com.