Per NPR, Bjork is going to collaborate with a Syrian pop star, Omar Suleyman. Fantastic! I am a sucker for Middle Eastern synthesizers, and I trust Bjork implicitly. And if more people hear about cool things happening in Syria because of it, all the better.
I wish I were cool enough to say, “Oh yeah, Omar Suleyman…I’ve got all his bootlegs.” But I am too busy wallowing in old-school nostalgic Arabic music, like fellow Syrian Sabbah Fakri.
But Omar–he’s speaking to the kids today, rockin’ the rural style and gettin’ the ladies to do some serious jiggling.