Omar Souleyman plans new full-length Bahdeni Nami, out July 28

Omar Souleyman plans new full-length Bahdeni Nami, out July 28

Today in news about albums that have recently been announced and that are slated to come out on July 28, it’s me, Taylor Peters, your intrepid reporter, typing letters into the robot in front of me about Syrian wonder man Omar Souleyman’s Bahdeni Nami. Some of the letters I have already used include “e” and “m,” and I’m sure to use those, as well as several others, numerous additional times throughout the remainder of this post, so strap in. Recorded in Istanbul, Bahdeni Nami reportedly draws together traditional accompaniment in conjunction with production work from Modeselektor, Four Tet, and Gilles Peterson. It’s out on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown imprint.

That’s not it, though! I’m done typing or being intrepid! In fact, there’s a whole tour that Souleyman’s got planned that I haven’t even mentioned yet. Basically it’s a tour; I’m sure you’ve heard of them. Souleyman will travel around from city to city and play music in various venues for various people. If you would like to see him do it, you can pay money to do so. The dates are listed below. If you are unsure about your affinity for Souleyman’s music, you can listen to “Enssa El Aatab,” one of the Modeselektor-produced tracks from the new album, below.


03.26.15 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
03.27.15 - Athens, GA - Slingshot Festival
03.28.15 - Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival
05.21.15 - Halifax, NS - Obey Convention 8
05.22.15 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
05.23.15 - Los Angeles, CA - Jewels Catch One
05.30.15 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
06.06.15 - Copenhagen, DK - Distortion Festival
06.12.15 - Toronto, ON - Bestival Toronto
06.26.15 - Beuningen, NL - Down The Rabbit Hole
07.11.15 - Trencin, SK - Pohoda Festival
07.16.15 - Dour, BE - Dour Festival

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