See www.sublimefrequencies.com for upcoming Omar Souleyman European tour dates.
Mark Gergis DJ set in Turku, Finland at Club Jeti, 15, August, 2010
Out very recently on Sublime Frequencies by way of Porest (and company), are these releases:
Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 2-LP SF060
The long-awaited foray into the Vietnamese Rock, Pop and Soul sound of the late 1960s and early 1970s is finally here. Saigon Rock and Soul delivers the goods International retro collectors have been searching for in vain for many years - and it delivers beyond belief. Every song is a mini-masterpiece be it heavy acid rock psychedelia, horn and guitar drenched funk grooves, or gripping soul ballads reflective of life during wartime. Limited edition 2-LP in full-color gatefold jacket.
Omar Souleyman: Jazeera Nights CD SF055
The third Omar Souleyman release features live recordings spanning 15 years of Omar's tireless repertoire, and is rife with frenzied Syrian Dabke (a regional folkloric dance and party music), Iraqi Choubi and a host of Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish styles, among others - an amalgamation that exemplifies the musical essence of Northeastern Syria.
Omar Khorshid: Guitar El Chark (Guitar of the Orient) LP SF052
Omar Khorshid is known as the king of Arabic guitarists. He played in the orchestras of legendary Egyptian vocalists Abdel Halim Hafez and Oum Khoultoum and then moved on to a solo recording career, acting in and scoring films. This beautiful limited edition 2-LP features the very best of his amazing belly dance Arabic surf guitar psychedelic oriental lounge material from his rare 1970s LPs. Compiled by Sublime Frequencies housed in a beautiful full-color gatefold jacket with extensive liner notes.