Star of the Dabke style Omar Souleyman returns to the Berlin in April for a live show at Festsaal Kreuzberg.
The Syrian singer, who has made a name for himself in the western music world with remixes for Björk, has made over 500 records to date – the majority of them gifts for the new couples at the wedding parties he performs. His new record “Bahdemi Nami” is co-produced by Modeselektor and was released in 2015 through Monkeytown Records.
Omar Souleyman continues to tirelessly bring his wild dance party to all corners of the world, everywhere from SXSW to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert to rock clubs in cities around the world. Originating from the Hasake region of Syria, Omar earned his reputation by singing and leading years of weddings, birthdays, Christenings, corporate parties and more, answering invites from all peoples living in the region
be it Muslims, Christians, Kurds, Iraqis, Syriacs, Assyrians. Those parties yielded hundreds of cassette tapes at first offered as gifts and later distributed throughout the region and other Arab countries. Despite world’s insistence to associate him with his home country’s unending war, Omar gives back nothing but Love.
Omar Souleyman LIVE
Friday, 5th April 2019 | Doors 19:00
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Am Flutgraben 2 | 12435 Berlin
Image courtesy of: Monkeytown Records