Syrian Musical Mastermind Omar Souleyman Tonight at Neumos

We’re big fans of world music (we know we aren’t the only ones blasting the Wo’ Pop show on KEXP). While our tastes are usually fairly “western,” a fascinating act is coming by Neumos tonight that you simply cannot miss.

Omar Souleyman is a renowned Syrian pop star. With hundreds of small projects and several solo studio albums, he’s taking the middle eastern musical genre by storm. Omar combines traditional Syrian folk music with spastic, erratic electronic effects for a truly one-of-a-kind sound. Don’t let his shades and turban fool you – the guy is a musical mastermind. He’s pretty much the Syrian equivalent to MIA, and he’s ready to build up his US fanbase.

This will truly be a show unlike any other – a must-see in our books!

6/9 Omar Souleyman / Kinski @ Neumos :: Doors at 8:00 PM :: Tickets are $16 :: 21+

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