About Sudan Archives
As Sudan Archives, violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer Brittney Parks combines left-field strains of R&B, hip-hop, folk, and electronic music with the fiddling style of West Africa. The self-taught musician started playing violin as a youngster in her native Cincinnati. Parks' step-father, a former music executive who had worked with L.A. Reid and Babyface, primed Parks and her twin sister to become a teen pop act, but the effort was short-lived. After Parks moved to Los Angeles, she started producing beats on a tablet computer with the addition of her vocals and strings, the latter increasingly inspired by her immersion in Sudanese music. Parks later met producer and A&R man Matthewdavid, which led to a deal with Stones Throw, the label that released her 2019 debut, Athena.