Omar Souleyman (with Hyenas DJs)
Time 9:00 pm
A dance floor-igniting preacher of love Omar Souleyman brings his “irresistible, hyperactive electronica” (The Guardian) to Vancouver for a night of undulating synths, intense beats, and hip-shaking sensory overload! An unlikely cult hero among electronic connoisseurs like Modeselektor, Gilles Peterson, and Four Tet (who produced his breakthrough album Wenu Wenu), the 50-year-old Syrian began as a wedding singer and has recorded over 500 albums based on the Levantine dance music Dabke. There’s comfort in Souleyman’s unifying theme of love. This is, after all, dance music's virtue: to dissolve us in time and space, building bridges where previously there were only walls.