Omar Souleyman at Summerstage (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Between [sets by Tinariwen and Toubab Krewe], Syrian "techno" artist Omar Souleyman made his New York debut. He succeeded in getting the crowd up and dancing, and he had a belly dancer on stage for part of the set (with a DJ set between). -[Andrew Frisicano in July]After debuting in NYC last month, Omar Souleyman is on his way back to the area having scheduled a show on November 2nd at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on sale Thursday (8/26) at noon.
Souleyman released his new compilation Jazeera Nights this year via Sublime Frequencies. Though Souleyman has been performing for more than fifteen years, the release is only his third available in the US. Culled from live recordings spanning 1995 and 2009, Jazeera Nights is out now.
All tour dates (more TBA?) and some live videos below...
Omar Souleyman - "Leh Jani"
Omar Souleyman live
OMAR SOULEYMAN - 2010 TOUR DATES
Fri AUG 27 VENLO, ZOMERPARKFEEST
Sat AUG 28 UPSET THE RHYTHM, CORSICA STUDIOS, LONDON
Sun AUG 29 BARN NOVA, SHAMBALA FESTIVAL, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Tue AUG 31 OSLO, BLAA
Wed SEPT 1 GOTHENBURG, ENRICO PALAZZO
Thu SEPT 2 MALMO, INKONST
Fri SEPT 3 AARHUS, VOXHALL II
Sat SEPT 4 COPENHAGEN, IMAGES FESTIVAL
Sun SEPT 5 ELECTRIC PICNIC www.electricpicnic.ie
Mon NOV 1 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Tue NOV 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY