Omar Souleyman: Bahdeni Nami

Omar Souleyman: Bahdeni Nami

By Nathan Stevens

If you’re not dancing or clapping while listening to Omar Souleyman, you’re doing something wrong. 31 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

26 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Flame Trees of Thika (1981)

The filming oscillates uneasily between Masterpiece Theater lushness and National Geographic-style ethno-voyeurism.

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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)

Christopher Reeve's film seems geared less towards portraying the warts and all existence of a disabled person, than showing what can be achieved with a little selfless dedication.

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	Various Artists: Once More: Music of Thad Jones

Thad Jones was a singular trumpet master who died prematurely and too little acknowledged as a major composer-arranger. The little big band here is simply as distinguished as any on record.

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	Reel Big Fish: We’re Not Happy ‘Til You’re Not Happy

Reel Big Fish put the final nail in the coffin of their recorded alter ego by reducing them to cinders of irony.

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	Glen Phillips: Winter Pays for Summer

Hook-filled, dependable, and very easy on the ears, courtesy of former Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman. Gorgeous artwork, too, by the way.

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Nile: Annihilation of the Wicked

The American death metal masters return with what could be their best album to date.

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25 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Gorillaz: Demon Days

Demon Days surpasses Gorillaz' debut in every conceivable way -- It's not just Damon's Wild Ride anymore.

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25 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Electrelane: Axes

Forget short pop songs with hooks; the ladies of Electrelane find that nothing beats a good, extended groove.

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	Gene Autry: The Essential Gene Autry

Two-disc collection of the singing cowboy's truly essential tracks is a quintessential piece of Americana.

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25 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

The line we're sold is 'fragile artiste struggling against overwhelming stage-fright,' but I suspect alcohol and a keen sense of drama might also factor in.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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