Thursday, June 23, 2011

Omar Souleyman Collaborates with Bjork

Ghetto Bassquake, which is featured in this week's show, recently brought to our attention a most-excellent collaboration bridging sounds from the Arab world and a western favorite. Bjork has teamed up with Syrian poetic-singer Omar Souleyman. Coupling Bjork's tireless experimentalism with Souleyman's frantic, keyboard-driven Syrian party music, the collaboration seems like a match made in nu-whirled, music-nerd heaven.

Check a brief snippet of the collaboration below. Bjork isn't actually in the video but its still exciting that this actually happening.

Also, check out Afropop's interview with Souleyman -->

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