DJ, producer and all around cool dude, Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, has compiled a playlist of music from all of the countries whose citizens will not be able to enter the US under President Trump’s recently announced travel ban.
As FACT point out, the playlist features tracks from Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Somalia including ‘Wenu Wenu’ by Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman whose 2013 album of the same name Four Tet produced. On Twitter, Hebden said it was his experience working with Souleyman that inspired him to further explore the music of Islamic countries. The Twitter thread following the playlist is well worth a read as well.
Hebden shared the playlist last night as tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the UK to protest the ‘Muslim ban’ and demand that the Prime Minister, Theresa May, rescind her invitation for Trump to come to the UK for an official state visit until the ban is lifted. Listen to the playlist below.