Omar Souleyman at Summerstage in July (more by David Andrako)
Syrian dabke singer Omar Souleyman recently released the live album Haflat Gharbia on Sublime Frequencies. You can purchase the album at the Sublime Frequencies webstore. The album features recordings of international shows Omar has been playing over the course of the last two years.
He's got some European tour dates scheduled including a few this month and another string of shows in December. Before the December shows, Omar will be in the US for Fun Fun Fest, which takes place in Austin, TX from Nov 4-6. The day before the fest, Omar will play NYC at Santos Party House (11/3). Tickets are on sale now. Opener TBA.
Back in June, we mentioned that Omar was remixing material off Bjork"s upcoming album Biophilia. On July 26, One Little Indian released his remixes of "Crystalline," "Tesla," and "Mawall." Check out a video of a vinyl rip of Omar's "Crystalline" remix, with all dates, below....
Bjork - "Crystalline" (Omar Souleyman Remix)
Omar Souleyman -- 2011 Tour Dates
September Tue 13 • ANTWERP, BELGIUM - TRIX
September Wed 14 • PARIS, FRANCE - POINT EPHEMERE
September Thu 15 • DUDINGEN, SWITZERLAND - BAD BONN
September Fri 16 • LYON, FRANCE - TRANSBORDEUR
September Sun 18 • BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - AB
November Thu 3 • NEW YORK, NY SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
November 4 - 6 • AUSTIN, TX FUN FUN FUN FEST
December Tue 6 • LONDON, UK - XOYO
December Wed 7 • GATESHEAD, UK - THE SAGE
December Thu 8 • GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - ORAN MOR
December Fri 9 • MANCHESTER, UK - DEAF INSTITUTE
December Sat 10 • BRADFORD, UK - UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD STUDENT CENTRAL
December Sun 11 • MINEHEAD, UK - ATP CURATED BY CARIBOU
December Tue 13 • THE HAGUE, NL - STATE X FESTIVAL
December Wed 14 • BERLIN, GERMANY - KESSELHAUS
December Thu 15 • LEIPZIG, GERMANY - NATO
December Fri 16 • ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND - PALACE ST GALLEN
December Sat 17 • GUARDA, PORTUGAL - TEATRO MUNICIPAL DA GUARDA