Latitude 2013: Five minutes with... Sinkane


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New York funk revivalist Sinkane graces this year's Latitude with his presence, and us with a few of his choicest answers.

Which latitude are you on right now?

40.6500° N, 73.9500° W

Sum up what you do for us in one sentence for anyone who might not know…

I'd like think of myself as a song and dance man. 

If you could give us one hot tip for who to see at Latitude what would it be?

Sinkane, Matthew E. White, Akron/Family, Rhye, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power.

Do you have any pre-show rituals?

I bring the boys together and say a prayer from the Qur'an. 

Tell us something that you've never told an interviewer before...

I've only eaten four grapes in my entire life. 

What’s your signature cooking dish?

That I make? I can make a mean sandwich. Nice bread, brie, rotisserie chicken, avocado, field greens, fancy blackberry jam, white cheddar, sprouts.  

What book/film/record etc. changed your life and why?

Pharoah Sanders' "Karma". I was 23 yrs old and up tight about everything. It made me feel comfortable and excited about the world again. It also inspired me to start Sinkane. 

Knock Knock, who’s there?


And lastly, summarise Latitude in three words

Fun! Exciting! ThebestfestivalintheUK!