Please note, this event is 16+.
Syria’s most successful musical export, singer Omar Souleyman, brings his wild dance party to London's KOKO for Convergence on Wednesday 16 March.
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 Gilles Peterson, MODESELEKTOR (OFFICIAL SITE), Legowelt and Four Tet (Official).
"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! His 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.
Opening the night, is Italian DJ/Production duo Simbiosi. Their music spans techno, industrial, hardcore and abstract explorations.
Tickets for this show are available from the box office at the venue at face value if you pay in cash. Please note promoters may increase ticket price if purchased on the night. Please note, you may be required to have your ID scanned at the front door.