Posted in music | tour dates | world music on July 18, 2013

Omar Souleyman at Central Park in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Omar Souleyman

Syrian pop musician Omar Souleyman has been gaining recognition here in America thanks to some compilations/live albums on Sublime Frequencies, the live shows he's been doing here over the last few years, and his association with Bjork. Now he's set to release his first official studio album, Wenu Wenu, on October 22 via Domino affiliate Ribbon Music. The record is being produced entirely by electronic mastermind Four Tet, who is openly a fan. Check out a song from the album in a recent Four Tet mix (around the 1:57:00 mark), the album trailer, and tracklist, below.

Omar Souleyman also has a number of upcoming dates, including a few US shows in August surrounding his appearance at LA's FYF Fest. One of those shows happens in NYC on August 31 at Issue Project Room for the venue's 10th Anniversary party which includes many other great experimental artists. Tickets for that are currently on sale to Issue Members.

All dates are listed, along with the video, stream, and album tracklist, below...


Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu Trailer

Four Tet & Gilles Peterson Mix (Omar Souleyman song at 1:57:00)

Wenu Wenu Tracklist:
1. Wenu Wenu
2. Ya Yumma
3. Nahy
4. Khattaba
5. Warni Warni
6. Mawal Jamar
7. Yagbuni

Omar Souleyman -- 2013 Tour Dates
08-02 Stockholm, SE - Stockholm Music and Arts Festival
08-24 Katowice, PL - Nowa Musyka Festival
08-25 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
08-29 Austin, TX - Red 7
08-31 Brooklyn, NY - Issue Project Room
11-01 Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves
11-02 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Festival Paris
12-01 Tokyo, JP - Hostess Club Weekender



Comments (7)

I thought Arafat was dead.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2013 2:54 PM

I'll bet this guy knows how to whip up a good batch of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2013 2:58 PM

hipster orientalism.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2013 2:59 PM

ethnic LolZzzzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2013 3:03 PM

lol am already hired, anyways what you're saying is wrong , go check a wiki and educate your self , also I clearly stated that I was not showing off, that major is well known for being one of the hardest majors in the world, am only implying that it wont be possible for someone under educated to have it's degree , peace out "Hizenberg" lol

Posted by Junior | May 17, 2014 5:32 AM

go check a wiki and educate your self

Posted by ArAutomotivo | July 27, 2014 1:59 PM

Its not a troll, it is Omar Souleyman's latest album in collaboration with Four Test. Thom is known to be a big fan, just check his playlists, always including a Souleyman record!

Posted by Haigna | October 9, 2014 11:57 AM

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