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A TSA goon's worst nightmare in in his proudly ubiquitous aviator shades, red-checkered keffiyeh headdress, and trim yet fulsome 'stache, Omar Souleyman plays a hard, fast, loud, and thrillingly distorted version of Syria's dabke dance music, punctuated with plaintive atabadirges. He stalks the stage accompanied by keyboardist Rizan Sa'id, who provides the crazy-loud beats and simulated traditional instruments. Animal Collective's Deakin opens with his one-man drone show.
Tue., Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m., 2010

 
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