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Björk Teams Up With Syrian Singer Omar Souleyman on New Album

The collaboration will include elements of Syrian and Iraqi music

February 18, 2011 10:05 AM ET
Björk Teams Up With Syrian Singer Omar Souleyman on New Album
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Björk has announced that she has recorded a collaboration with the Syrian musician Omar Souleyman. Few details about the album have been made available, but it will come out as a limited edition 12-inch record, CD and digital download at some point this year. The record is said to include elements of Syrian dabke and Iraqi choubi music.

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Though Souleyman has been making records since the mid-Nineties, his music has only recently become commercially available in the United States thanks to a series of releases on the small American label Sublime Frequencies. His music typically blends traditional Arabic music styles with electronic beats and keyboards.

Björk Collaborates With Omar Souleyman [Pitchfork]

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