RECORD OF THE WEEK! Omar Souleyman
By Oli Heffernan
Monday 26 Sep 2011 09:12:00
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Omar Souleyman - 'Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts' (CD/2LP - Sublime Frequencies 2011)


More people need to get on board with Omar. He is a Syrian musician who has released over 500 studio and live albums (Thats more than The Fall!).

He performs traditional Syrian/Middle Eastern songs and in recent years has been championed by American label, Sublime Frequencies, who have released his last 4 albums.

Bjork and Caribou are big fans, he played at this years Glastonbury Festival and is due to appear at All Tomorrows Parties this December.


'Haflat Gharbia' is his latest release, documents his last three tours outside of his native Syria. It is compiled by Sublime Frequencies from live tapes of these shows.


It's extensive and brilliant. Syrian street-level folk-pop. Buy it.


Watch a bit of Omar here....


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