Omar Souleyman to headline Koko for Convergence Festival


Omar Souleyman is joined by Clap! Clap! on 16th March in London.

Hands down the best crowd I’ve ever been in, was that during Omar Souleyman’s OUTSTANDING set at Worldwide 2013. I don’t think anyone knew what hit them. 4000 people simultaneously went mental, everyone was dancing and I mean PROPER dancing. It was just sheer elation.

Probably providing the only positive reference to Syria in media during recent times, the truly unique singer from Tell Tamer has certainly turned around the notion of what modern dance music can be. Or he’s at least brought attention to the fact that amazing electronic music can truly come from all over the world, not just the West.

Following on from his eye-opening 2013 album Wenu Wenu, Souleyman returned last summer with Bahrein Nami, resplendent with dabble melodies, jembe struts, mizmar solos, Arabic synth, 4/4 thumps and production from Four Tet, Gilles Peterson and Modeselektor. We are therefore absolutely thrilled that Convergence Festival is bringing Souleyman back to us for an evening that simply can’t be missed. He’ll also joined by the fantastic Italian-based, globally influenced producer, Clap! Clap! whom borrows a cacophony of sounds from Chicago footstep to West-African percussions. This is going to be one incredible evening worldly electronic music.

Grab tickets from the Convergence website.

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