Posted in music | tour dates on March 6, 2013

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To quote SXSW:

SXSW is proud to announce an interview with Syrian artist and cult international legend Omar Souleyman on March 15th from 5-6pm in ACC room 16AB. Omar will speak with Daily Dot Editor Austin Powell about the issues surrounding the devastating conflict in his home country, the evolution of the Syrian music landscape, and what the future may hold for himself and artists like him.

Later that evening Omar will be joined by the amazing Black Lips, Deer Tick and more in a special performance at a Red Cross benefit aptly named Our Heart Aches For Syria. The show takes place at Long Center For The Performing Arts beginning at 9pm on Friday 3/15 after the Flaming Lips Auditorium Shores show. Donations are $10 with all money going to the International Red Cross's Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Please join us for a spectacular evening for a great cause. THIS SHOW IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

This show is one of three BrooklynVegan-presented nighttime events at SXSW this year, and is in addition to our day parties.

More details on the Omar events, full lineup and the flyer below...

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SXSW Interview: Omar Souleyman
Friday March 15, 5-6 PM
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center
This session open to all Music and Platinum badges and Artist wristbands

Our Heart Aches For Syria
Friday March 15, doors at 8PM
Long Center For The Performing Arts

9:00-9:25 - The Young
9:40-10:05 - Orwells
10:20-10:45 - White Lung
11:00-11:40 - Deer Tick
12:00-12:40 - Omar Souleyman
1:00-1:40 - Black Lips

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Comments (12)

This is the guy from that Dictator movie right

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2013 4:57 PM

To call him legendary is a joke.
And he does nothing on stage, his keys man is the real genius.

Posted by ME | March 6, 2013 5:34 PM

I asked my Syrian neighbor about Souleyman and he started laughing in my face..."you know that guy is bullshit right? his music and lyrics are seen as garbage to Syrians"

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2013 5:36 PM

I asked a Syrian about hummus but it went nowhere because I don't speak the language.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2013 6:12 PM

No way this show will start/end on time.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2013 7:17 PM

always strayed away from this dude because i didn't know if he was the real deal or not...the posts here lead me to think he's not...

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2013 7:28 PM

Is he going to do the D*knkey Sh*w with the camel?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2013 7:45 PM

LONG LIVE BASHAR AL ASSAD
HE WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED

Posted by Zany bro | March 6, 2013 11:23 PM

About as legendary as the black lips. ZZZZzzzzzzzzz.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 12:17 AM

Souleyman = arabian jam band (i.e arabian Disco Bisquits)

I'm going to Aleppo for the weekend. They crush chickpeas for realzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 12:21 AM

This guys last 50 albums have been so dull! I am done with him!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 9:04 AM

^not ture his 28th album ago was pretty good!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 9:43 AM

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