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Syrian World and Electronic Music Sensation Omar Souleyman to Perform in New York City

Omar Souleyman, a farmer from Syria who became a popular wedding singer and now an electronic music sensation, is set to perform on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City.

To find our more about his biography and discography go to Artist Profiles: Omar Souleyman

8:00 p.m.
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
Tickets: $30 in advance / $35 day of show
www.worldmusicinstitute.org

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Artist Profiles: Omar Souleyman

Omar Souleyman

Omar Souleyman was born in 1966 in a town called Tell Tamer in northeastern Syria and currently lives in Turkey. Omar Souleyman’s sound is based on Dabke, a modern Eastern Mediterranean Arab folk circle dance of probable Canaanite or Phoenician origin.

Souleyman has become a worldwide phenomenon in contemporary world music and electronic music spheres, although he started his career as a wedding singer in Syria. He has released over 500 studio and live albums.

Artists like Björk, Four Tet (who produced his acclaimed album Wenu Wenu), Modeselektor and Gilles Peterson have worked with Souleyman.

Souleyman’s songs were first introduced to Western audiences through the compilation albums on the Sublime Frequencies record label. Since then, he has performed at major music festivals in Europe and North America.

Partial discography:

Highway to Hassake (Sublime Frequencies, 2006)
Dabke 2020 (Sublime Frequencies, 2009)
Jazeera Nights (Sublime Frequencies, 2010)
Haflat Gharbia – The Western Concerts (Sublime Frequencies, 2011)
Leh Jani (Sham Palace, 2011)
Wenu Wenu (Ribbon Music, 2013)
Bahdeni Nami (Monkeytown, 2015)
To Syria with Love (Mad Decent, 2017)

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