Listen to Asala's thrilling performance of "Khalleek Hena" Stay for the whole concert.
This blog just passed the half-a-million page views threshold. In gratitude, here is one of the most incredible recent live recordings I have on CD, by Syrian superstar Asala Nasri. I just wrote a whole piece about the little Syrian bodega on Fifth Avenue in South Slope Brooklyn where I first discovered her music--I'll let you know when it posts. (It was commissioned by another site.) Meanwhile, thanks again, everyone; and, really, don't miss this album.