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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from Google from Connecticut California from Mississippi to Minnesota. Millions of businesses are using Google tools to grow online learn. How Google is supporting businesses in your state at Google dot com mm slash economic impact Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is a production of maximum fund dot Org and is distributed by N._p._R.? It's Bullseye. I'm sharing mighty sold Mirage Infra Jesse thorn my guest is the musician amid Jellab whose band is called Jason Kane. I'm at Sudanese born in London raised in the U._S.. Based in Brooklyn and he started the way a lot of musicians do as a session musician he was part of the backing band for acts like Eleanor Free Burger and Caribou before before heading out on his own. His music reflects a little piece of all that mixed together. You can hear Afrobeat Funk Brooklyn Indie rock vibes. There's a dash of electronic mixed in but let's stop talking about the music and listen to it and I think of the people here on my journey how they help bring now two parts when I do Ooh that's yes Dan. I've seen canes new album to pay if it's my first introduction into your work and I'm really enjoying it. I can't believe that you've been around for so long and I've never heard of you so good so for someone like me. Who's just you know discovering your work? How would you describe this album? How is it different? I'm from you either work. I feel like this one is a bit unafraid. Previous albums. I've made have been pretty honest but this one was was really the most honest you know and it expresses my authentic self in the best and clearest way so far on previous records I would talk about the same stuff that I talk about underpay but I would always kind of zoom out a little bit and I would would make things a bit vague you know because I thought that was that was much more of a universal message. If I wanted instead of talking about a very personal thing I would boil it down to like what emotions I was talking about in kind of express those emotions instead and with this album I I felt like that wasn't really satisfying for me. You know I should really talk about my personal experience. You know with with a lot of clarity you know a lot of people who are like me who've grown up outside of the country where they come from or were they came from <hes> they tend to feel alone so I know that when I hear something that I relate to when someone sings or I read a book that expresses this feeling that I relate to I I get inspired and I don't feel alone so I felt like I needed to do that. When you talk about being more honest about who you are? Who are you for people who don't know who you are? How would you describe who you are well? I'm I'm a a Sudanese American. My family's from Sudan and we emigrated to the United States in nineteen eighty nine. I was five years old and I grew up traveling a lot. You know my father was a politician in Sudan and the reason why we emigrated here was because he was exiled from the country after oriented but she had overthrew the the government in one thousand nine hundred nine and so my family had to start all over and I I spent every four years moving to another place you know as my parents kind of settled into a new line of work and figuring out where they wanted to finally settle in the United States and along that time I also would go back to Sudan stay there for three months of the year after I finished school you know to keep connected to my. Family my sisters and my mom and I would go every summer so I kinda grew up with his very confused identity and I didn't really quite understand where I"