Posts tagged "Omar Souleyman"

Omar Souleyman Announces New Album Featuring Production By Modeselektor and Four Tet

Syrian singer Omar Souleyman just announced a new album, Bahdeni Nami, for this summer. For his second proper studio release, Souleyman is teaming up with…
By: James Grebey / March 26, 2015

Bonnaroo 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

SPIN ventured down to Manchester, Tennessee this past weekend to camp out at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. We caught performances by…
By: SPIN Staff / June 17, 2014

Omar Souleyman’s Intense, Swooning ‘Wenu Wenu’ Brings Dabke to the Club-Kid Masses

Silly things will be written about this record, so let me emphasize up top that, overhyped or not, a fine record it is, and fine…
By: Robert Christgau / October 24, 2013

Omar Souleyman Throws a Transportive Rooftop Show in ‘Warni Warni’ Video

"It was weird to think that Americans would like an Arab to sing in America," Omar Souleyman told SPIN of his entrée into the…
By: Marc Hogan / October 22, 2013

Omar Souleyman: The Wedding Singer

The New York City heat is getting to Omar Souleyman. It's the last weekend in August and the air on this last-gasp day of summer…
By: Andy Beta / October 22, 2013

15 Albums You Can Hear Now: Best Coast, Omar Souleyman, Ryan Hemsworth, and More

Happy Thursday! We've gift-wrapped new albums by Best Coast, Omar Souleyman, Poliça, Ryan Hemsworth, Chief Keef, and many more. They're all streaming…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2013

Omar Souleyman Invites You to Stream His Hypnotic ‘Wenu Wenu’ Album

Cue the celebration: Omar Souleyman's first-ever studio album is now streaming in full on NPR. For years, the dabke superstar recorded his album…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 14, 2013

Omar Souleyman Convinces Swedish Government to Let Him Into the Country

Sweden has lifted its ban on Omar Souleyman. As SPIN previously reported, the Syrian dabke star was unable to perform…
By: Kyle McGovern / August 8, 2013

Swedish Promoters Protest Omar Souleyman’s Visa Denial With Festival Offer

Last week, dabke crossover king Omar Souleyman was denied entry into Sweden due to the government's ban on issuing visas to Syrian citizens. He wa…
By: Dan Reilly / August 6, 2013

Omar Souleyman, Four Tet Pine for Love on Dabke Throbber ‘Wenu Wenu’

At long last we can hear the first cut from Omar Souleyman's Four Tet-produced full-length studio debut, Wenu Wenu. We've been teased by amazing live…
By: Chris Martins / August 2, 2013

Omar Souleyman’s Debut Album ‘Wenu Wenu’ Arrives, at Last, in October

After years of cutting tracks during weddings, Omar Souleyman is finally ready to release his first-ever studio album, Wenu Wenu, this fall. Produced by Four…
By: Dan Reilly / July 18, 2013

Preview Omar Souleyman’s Dizzying Track Produced by Four Tet

Four Tet keeps successfully building suspense for the upcoming album he produced for Syrian star Omar Souleyman. "Our music doesn't change," Souleyman told SPIN…
By: Marc Hogan / June 26, 2013

Four Tet Leaks First Omar Souleyman Song While Festival-Goers Lose Their Minds

Larger-than-life Syrian singer Omar Souleyman spoke to SPIN recently about his forthcoming Four Tet-produced album. Despite the swirling mythology around the thing, the…
By: Chris Martins / June 7, 2013

Long Distance Dabke: Omar Souleyman Records In Brooklyn

Omar Souleyman's albums are typically recorded live at weddings, where the Syrian star is tracked onto cheap tape machines and surrounded by rowdy revelers getting…
By: David Marchese / June 5, 2013

The 10 Best Things We Saw at Primavera Sound 2013

Despite wintry temperatures that led some festival-goers to joke that it should have been renamed "Invierno Sound," Barcelona's Primavera Sound generated plenty of heat during…
By: Philip Sherburne / May 28, 2013

5 Best Sets of Bonnaroo 2011: Day 3

Bonnaroo continued on Saturday with sets from hip-hop's hottest newcomer Wiz Khalifa and Neil Young and Stephen Stills' reunited '60s band Buffalo Springfield. But there…
By: SPIN Staff / June 12, 2011

Omar Souleyman, ‘Dabke 2020′ (Sublime Frequencies)

For Fox News and likely many Americans, Syrian pop star Omar Souleyman's mere visage -- turbaned, sunglassed, and mustachioed -- would probably strike terror. And…
By: SPIN Staff / August 25, 2009