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Gig Alert: Omar Souleyman

Friday, September 07, 2012

Omar Souleyman (Chris Person)

Omar Souleyman
"Weli Weli"
Playing on Friday at The Well

Get: Tickets ($15) | Directions

For nearly 20 years, Syrian singer Omar Souleyman has been making a sound best described as Arab New Wave. His work draws from a broad array of influence --  Kurdish, Turkish, Iraqi and more. And, he’s attracted the attention of quite a few Western musicians – from Damon Albarn to Bjork. Check out this song, “Weli Weli."

Omar Souleyman plays The Well on Friday night.

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