Syrian musical legend Omar Souleyman is a cool motherfucker and we're psyched about seeing him at the Sublime Frequencies gig in London next week. But, after reading Omar's bio, turns out there's an even cooler dude in the band - namely, Mahmoud Harbi...
"Mahmoud Harbi is a long-time collaborator and the man responsible for much of the poetry sung by Souleyman. On stage, Harbi chain smokes cigarettes while standing shoulder to shoulder with Souleyman, periodically leaning over to whisper the material into his ear. Acting as a conduit, Souleyman struts into the audience with urgency, vocalizing the prose in song before returning for the next verse."
How gangsta is that? Peep Mahmoud chattin' lyrics to Omar here:

1 comment:

Vamanos said...

Can't wait for that gig too. That whispering secrets bloke darks me out though.