Hold on tight for this one, we’re going on a ride. Omar Souleyman, who has collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, began his career as a prolific wedding singer, releasing nearly 500 live albums before civil war broke out in his native Syria in 2011. He then moved to Turkey and in 2013 released Wenu Wenu via Ribbon/Domino, which NPR called, “…a jam so visceral, thrilling and intense as to make the mysterious matter of earthly borders seem hardly worth the time to contemplate.” To Syria, With Love marked Omar’s third full-length studio record. A departure musically and lyrically from his previous material, the new album focuses on elaborate keyboard and techno elements. Completely setting politics aside, Omar consciously shares this personal ode to his native country with an emphasis on his emotional connection to the land and people but not without heartache in view of the nation’s current state.
DOORS – 19:00
STILL MOVING – 20:00 – 20:30
AUNTIE FLO (DJ) – 20:45 – 21:30
OMAR SOULEYMAN – 21:45
CURFEW – 23:00