Latitude 2013: Five minutes with... Sinkane
Tuesday 30 April 2013
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
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- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: it's just gravity — not a Mexican demon being summoned
Royal Academy of Arts' Tim Marlow: Bronze statue of lovers embracing at St Pancras station is a lesson in 'how not to do' public art
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Big Brother contestant Aaron Frew removed from house for 'inappropriate behaviour' after flashing fellow contestants
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EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
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SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote