Syrian musician Omar Souleyman is set to perform on Friday, October 5 at North Beach Bandshell in Miami. Omar Souleyman has released albums on Diplo’s Mad Decent record label and has collaborated with artists such as Björk, Four Tet, Modeselektor, and Giles Peterson.
Souleyman has become a leading electronic music artist. Although he started as a wedding singer in Syria with hundreds of albums under his belt, he has become a cult hero in the electronic music scene.
Omar developed a synthesized version of the Levantine dance music known as Dabke, incorporating modern electronic dance music. Recent albums include To Syria With Love, Wenu Wenu, Bahdeni Nami and Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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