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Watch the Trailer for Omar Souleyman’s new album, Wenu Wenu

July 18, 2013


A pop star in the Arab world with something of a rabid cult following in the West, singer Omar Souleyman has spent the past few decades ushering a traditional form of Syrian dance music called dabke into the present using drum machines and screaming synths. This Spring, he and touring partner Rizan Sa'id flew to Brooklyn to record with Kieren Hebden; somewhat comically, the Four Tet mastermind has since called the LP he engineered for them the "dance album of the year." Watch a trailer for Wenu Wenu above, and look out for the release on October 22nd via Domino imprint Ribbon Music.

Tourdates
08-02 Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Music and Arts Festival
08-24 Katowice, Poland - Nowa Musyka Festival
08-25 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
08-29 Austin, TX - Red 7
08-31 Brooklyn, NY - Issue Project Room
11-01 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves
11-02 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
12-01 Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender

Watch the Trailer for Omar Souleyman’s new album, Wenu Wenu