Release Date: 19 May 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Omar Souleyman Wenu Wenu Limited Re-press HEavyweight Vinyl LP + Download
· Due to high demand Ribbon Records re-press the much-lauded ‘Wenu Wenu’. Pressed on heavyweight vinyl and resplendent with download codes this version replaces the initial limited edition deluxe ‘tipon’ sleeve.
· Omar Souleyman, the Syrian artist who not only changed the vibe of weddings throughout the Middle East with his Shaabi street sound but also brought it to the West through his notorious late night festival slots, has finally recorded an album. After three compilations and a live release, ‘Wenu Wenu’ is his first album to be recorded in a studio.
· Produced by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), ‘Wenu Wenu’ combines aspects of Middle Eastern dabke dance music and traditional songs with his own contemporary style.
· Often described as ‘Syrian techno’, Souleyman records
and performs live with longtime collaborator Rizan Sa’id. Recorded in Brooklyn primarily live in the studio, ‘Wenu Wenu’ distils Omar’s enthralling live performances into a fury of ascending and descending techno scales punctuated by his iconic voice.