That Saadi’s musical history reads like something out of a V.S. Naipaul novel is incidental. As the (entirely true) legend goes, Boshra al Saadi was born in Syria, sojourned in suburban Pennsylvania for a spin in Catholic school, ventured to NYC’s Greenwich Village in her late teens with folksinger dreams, and cut her teeth as a co-frontwoman for a LES indie rock band. Coming full circle, SAADI has returned to her Syrian roots mixing Dabke music with Jamacian Dancehall and Afro-Tinged Electro to make a new World Pop sound all her own.