Omar Souleyman

Music, Dance and electronic
Omar Souleyman
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Though a firm favorite of more leftfield festivals and audiences, Omar Souleyman is really as accessible as hummus. The Syrian singer never fails to galvanize a crowd, channelling Middle Eastern music through a techno-informed prism, and is helped out as always by his master keyboardist, Rizan Sa'id. Souleyman's latest album is 2013's Wenu Wenu, his sixth release in total. Cut a rug to the keffiyeh-draped tunemaker May 23 at Jewel's Catch One.

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