Israeli musician Dudu Tassa and Radiohead/The Smile guitarist Jonny Greenwood have shared a live performance video for their new single ‘Ya Mughir al-Ghazala’. The track, taken from their upcoming album Jarak Qaribak, features guest vocals from Iraqi singer Karrar Alsaadi. Check it out below.
“This song originates from Yemen, my father’s country of origin, and Kiri (Karrar) is from Baghdad, my mother’s hometown,” Tassa explained in a statement. “I met Kiri in Vienna and all I could think about was how much beauty, culture, and humanity we miss while we are busy stressing differences, borders, and limitations. That’s how, together with Jonny, the idea for this whole album started to take shape, through the notion of crossing borders, and looking for connections rather than differences.”
Jarak Qaribak is slated to arrive on June 9 via World Circuit. It was led by the single ‘Ashufak Shay’, featuring vocals from Lebanese singer Rashid Al Najjar.