Saturday 05.07.14 - 17:30 - Apollo

Omar Soyuleman has not only changed the vibe of weddings throughout the Middle East with his Shaabi street sound but also brought it to the West through his notorious late night festival slots.

Dabke is a foot-stomping circle dance popular throughout the Middle East; in Syria, men and women perform it together. The one-time mason has been updating his native land's traditional dabke dance music since 1996. Omar Souleyman’s sounds are often described as “Syrian techno”.

Wenu Wenu is his first album to be recorded in a studio and was produced by Kieran Hebden of Four Tet.

Arabic wedding music with a layer of electronica
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