Classic Albums: Bahdeni Nami by Omar Souleyman

I’ve just got to blog about this album now! I can’t think of better music to listen too in the world we live in right now! It’s the very first artist from the Middle East and the country of Syria to feature on my list of my favorite albums of all-time, it’s only just a couple of years old and why not call it one of my Classic Albums now? I was going to call it something else because it might be consider a bit to new or something to be called that just yet! But really why not? I loved it when it was release and still do. Bahdeni Nami is now the new-ish album for me to put on this list. What could be more prefect to shout-out to artists, to championing them, to put your support behind them, to buy their music from that part of the world who’s just coped a lot shit from a whatever you’ll like to call him but who’s now running this circus we all live in.

Over the last few days I’ve been listening to Souleyman a lot and this one is my favorite but please do check out other albums too if you like this one. It seem like there is a call to arms by a lot of people doing things as simple like this. So come on everyone, join and have listen to this epic music by this now banned artist. You really can’t label whole country’s whatever and just banned them like that idiot is doing, it’s like labelling all and every single American a redneck like him or whatever nasty word but somehow, someone did put him in change?

This is only his second proper album as in recorded in a real recording studio as such like you do the west. In his homeland, he’s got endless, countless albums releases on the favoured format there, cassette tape. Recorded closer to his home in Istanbul but he’s in exile from his native Syria. It’s also an totally open collaboration album working with the western artists like Four Tet, Gilles Peterson, Modeselektor and closing song is a remix of the title track by Legowelt. It’s the very last album Omar Souleyman released in 2015 so maybe should have gone back in time a bit or/and picked something else but I help it, I do think it’s his best but then again not that I’ve heard everything he’s record, might just to track it all down now.

All of the tracks on Bahdeni Nami are so full of greatest and happiest, I can’t help but to totally enjoy them, you can’t help but to jump around, dance or least tap your feet. Off course he’s singing in words I don’t even understand, with my dyslexia I hardly understand English most of the time anyway. He does says all his music about love which is nothing new, almost all western music has been singing about since it kicked off way back when. It’s filed under World music but what music isn’t from the world? Folk is another one thrown about too and all those labels but also into the mix is Electronic which some don’t work very well together but for me it’s couldn’t get any better at all. It’s pure brilliant, amazing songs and I just totally love it! So how about you, do you dig it?

Here’s what Omar Souleyman the man himself says about it all this:


Bahdeni Nami track listing, featured guest artist and times:

Omar Souleyman Mawal Menzal2:33

Omar Souleyman feat. Four Tet – Bahdeni Nami8:03

Omar Souleyman feat. Gilles Peterson – Tawwalt El Gheba7:41

Omar Souleyman feat. Modeselektor – Leil El Bareh8:58

Omar Souleyman Darb El Hawa8:53

Omar Souleyman feat. Modeselektor – Enssa El Aatab9:38

Omar Souleyman Bahdeni Nami (Legowelt Remix)5:37


So here’s the link to all my Classic Albums tagged in one place, if you would want to have a look/read/listen to anything else listed below.

  • Tales From The Australian Underground: Volume 1 & 2 by Various Artists
  • Station To Station by David Bowie
  • Unplugged In New York by Nirvana
  • Rust In Peace by Megadeth
  • Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
  • Henry’s Dream by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Whatever You Love, You Are by Dirty Three
  • Gala Mill by The Drones
  • Black Monk Time by The Monks
  • Ex Tropical by Lost Animal
  • Work (Work, Work) by HTRK
  • In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
  • The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
  • Songs Of Love And Hate by Leonard Cohen
  • Warm Leatherette by Grace Jones
  • The White House by The Dead C
  • Silence Is Sexy by Einstürzende Neubauten
  • Lulu by Lou Reed & Metallica
  • Kaira by Toumani Diabaté
  • Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam And The Ants
  • Drowning In The Fountain Of Youth by Dan Kelly And The Alpha Males
  • Aerial by Kate Bush
  • The Future by Leonard Cohen
  • Rock For Light by Bad Brains
  • Last Splash by The Breeders
  • Sex by The Necks
  • Emergency Ward by Nina Simone
  • Paradise by My Disco
  • Batman by Prince
  • Sings Christmas Carols by Mark Kozelek
  • What Are Rock Stars Doing Today by Magic Dirt
  • Love Of Life by Swans
  • Big Name, No Blankets by Warumpi Band
  • Blue Valentine by Tom Waits
  • In The Pines by The Triffids
  • Where Joy Kills Sorrow by Various Artists
  • TV Sky by The Young Gods
  • King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime by Faith No More
  • Jean Lee And The Yellow Dog by Ed Kuepper
  • Law Of Nature by Laughing Clowns
  • (I’m) Stranded by The Saints
  • Super Ape by Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters
  • The Soft ‘N’ Sexy Sound by Dave Graney ‘N’ The Coral Snakes
  • Mutiny/The Bad Seed by The Birthday Party

So this was the reason I started this blog. The idea is simply to write post about one of my favourite album each that I consider a classic album. Please leave a reply below about this album or any others because I would love to hear what you think about each album too? Cheers!


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