Best Artist Nominee
El Hajar with the Kuwaitis (Nur)
Israeli rock star Dudu Tassa is the grandson of the celebrated Iraqi musician Daoud Al-Kuwaiti, part of the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers who were famous 70-80 years ago. Modernising their material in a style he calls ‘Iraq’n’roll’, Tassa’s powerful voice is joined by Jewish and Arab guest singers over a potent fusion of crashing beats, haunting melodies, electronica and Arabic strings. A Top of the World in #145.