Another BDS fail: Israeli musician and grandson of Daoud al-Kuwaity Dudu Tassa have been asked to be the opening act to the British rock band Radiohead on their US tour. (But had Dudu’s music not been fashionably cross-cultural and his band called ‘the Tel Avivians’ instead of ‘The Kuwaitis’, would he still have been invited?) i 24 News reports (with thanks: Lily):
Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis, an Israeli band with Jewish and Arab performers, has been invited to join iconic British alternative rock band Radiohead on their US tour as an opening act, Radiohead announced on Twitter Tuesday.
“Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis will support Radiohead on their US headline dates, beginning in Miami on March 30th,” Radiohead tweeted.
According to the group’s website, Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis is a “cross-cultural joint Jewish-Arabic project from Israel which revives the music of the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers – composers of some of the most popular Iraqi songs from the early 20th century.”
The Al- Kuwaiti brothers were Dudu Tassa’s grandfather and great uncle, Jewish Iraqis who immigrated to Israel in the 1950s.