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Sublime Frequencies with Omar Souleyman & Group Doueh

Sublime Frequencies UK tour featuring Syrian dabke icon Omar Souleyman and Western Saharan Saharawi collective Group Doueh.

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Sublime Frequencies travel the globe, digging deep for overlooked and forgotten music, looking for artists and groups that move their souls, making strong connections with musicians and music lovers wherever they go. Folk and pop musicians are sought out, documented and released on the Sublime Frequencies record label, capturing ultra-vivid sights and sounds from rural life and urban street. Radio broadcasts, field recordings and lost archives are also assembled into CD and vinyl releases, all presented in a genuinely thrilling and unabashed style. This tour followed in that tradition - street-level folk-pop, over-driven psychedelic meditations, desert blues and Syrian partybangers were combined with films and DJs on this once in a lifetime Sublime Frequencies tour experience.

This was the first ever Sublime Frequencies Tour. It brought to the UK two live acts who released albums on the Sublime Frequencies label: Group Doueh (from the Western Sahara) and Omar Souleyman (from Syria) plus Sublime Frequencies DJ set and on certain dates Sublime Frequencies film screenings and talks. Sublime Frequencies present some of the greatest expressive music in the world with only one agenda in mind: that it needs to be heard or seen, respected and recognised. This was a rare opportunity to see two maverick and genuinely great groups from vastly different traditions and influences playing on the same bill.

Tour dates

19.05.09
Bristol
Cube Cinema
films & talks
20.05.09
Brighton
Brighton Festival
21.05.09
Birmingham
Hare & Hounds
22.05.09
Glasgow
Stereo
23.05.09
Newcastle
Star & Shadow
24.05.09
Bristol
Fiddlers
25.05.09
Falmouth
Miss Peapods
26.05.09
London
Tufnell Park Dome
films & talks
27.05.09
Manchester
Mint Lounge
28.05.09
Norwich
Arts Centre
29.05.09
London
Tufnell Park Dome
30.05.09
Cambridge
Palimpsest festival