A Middle-Eastern Version of Radiohead’s 1997 Hit “Karma Police”




We’ve shown you Pakistani musicians playing an amazing version of Dave Brubeck’s Jazz Classic, “Take Five”; also Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Chile’ performed on a Gayageum (a traditional Korean instrument); and then the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” played with  traditional Chinese instruments. There’s nothing better than these felicitous meetings of east and west. So, today we present a Middle-Eastern flavored version of Radiohead’s 1997 hit “Karma Police,” which originally appeared on the album OK Computer. The video above features Tel Aviv-based singer Rotem Shefy on vocals, Leat Sabbah on cello, Yaniv Taichman on the oud, and Ori Dekel on percussion. This video emerged from a Kickstarter campaign that was successfully funded at the end of 2012.

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