You So Outlandish!

Outlandish (Wiki)

Their sound is deliciously unconventional—mixing electric Amazigh, desi and Latin beats and rhythms with great creativity.

But for the Danish hip hoppers Outlandish, it’s about more than just making good music.

Group members (Isam Bachiri, Waqas Ali Qadri, Lenny Martinez) boldy go where other artists won’t—taking on issues of social injustice (Guantanamo), tension (American foreign policy re: the Israel/Palestine issue),
and taboo (the AIDS epidemic in South Asia).

They call their brand of music a “special type of fusion cuisine in which the fundamental ingredients (are) clearly American” but have “samples and snatches of Arab pop, Bollywood soundtracks as well as Latin American rhythms.” The men rap in English, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish and Danish.

Outlandish will be performing on January 31st at the Scala in London. Check out the group’s video for its hit song Walou:

Outlandish on Myspace
Official website

January 26, 2007
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