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Omar Souleyman + Clap! Clap! + Simbiosi



16 MARCH 2016


19:00 - 23:00

› Last.fm

Syria’s most successful musical export, singer Omar Souleyman, brings his wild dance party to London's KOKO for Convergence on Wednesday 16 March.

From Syria in the Hasake region, Omar earned his reputation as an incredible live performer, singing at weddings, birthday parties and christenings. Souleyman made dabke known to an international audience, thanks to his incredible live performances, his remixes for Björk’s “Biophilia” and his 2013 record “Wenu Wenu” produced by Four Tet. In 2015, Souleyman released his second and most personal album to date, “Bahdeni Nami”, featuring remixes by a number of renowned electronic artists including Giles Peterson, Modeselektor, Legowelt and Four Tet. 

"It’s simple, and it’s brilliant: just clap, dance and sing along, and the epiphanies will come from within." The Quietus

Support comes from Clap! Clap! - a longtime Jazz player Cristiano Crisci, also known in electronic circles as Digi G'Alessio. With cross genre accolades and support spanning the globe, he is already established a one of Italy's brightest talents. Clap! Clap!'s global rhythms owe as much debt to the Inuit tribes of Alaska, as they do the Staccato footwork of Chicago and West African percussion. Cristiano’s music features traditional Italian folk rhythms and melodies, mixed with a global harvest of found-sounds smashed through an electronic beat machine mindstate.

Italian DJ/Production duo Simbiosi released ‘Elements’ for Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune in 2015 - a 3-part box set of fourteen tracks spanning techno, industrial, hardcore and abstract explorations.They’ve produced remixes for Actress and Vaghe Stelle for Margot Records, and open for Omar Souleyman at KOKO.


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