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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The artists behind the videos on this week's list come from Sweden, Japan, Syria, Canada, and the UK. They have, more or less, nothing in…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2013 - 11:00 am

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Omar Souleyman – “Chobi”

Syrian singer Omar Souleyman has a new album, To Syria, With Love, coming at the end of the week. We've heard frenetically thumping lead single…
Peter Helman | May 27, 2017 - 11:47 am

Omar Souleyman – “Ya Bnayya”

Over the past decade, Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman has become his country's best-known musical export. And now, at a time when civil war has…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2017 - 12:25 pm

Read Omar Souleyman’s Letter To Syria And Its Refugees

Syrian native Omar Souleyman has published a letter addressed to his homeland, which is currently in the throes of a refugee crisis, and announced that…
James Rettig | September 25, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Omar Souleyman – “Darb El Hawa (Cole Alexander Remix)”

Syrian singer Omar Souleyman is known for his ongoing festival presence and string of collabs with producers, notably his Four Tet-produced album Wenu Wenu. He…
Lisa Brown | August 12, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Stream Omar Souleyman Bahdeni Nami

The veteran Syrian singer and extremely bad motherfucker Omar Souleyman has been all over the Western festival circuit in the past few years, and he…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Omar Souleyman – “Bahdeni Nami” (Prod. Four Tet) Video

Omar Souleyman has collaborated with a number of major producers, but his biggest success came in the form of 2013's Wenu Wenu, which the Syrian…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 2, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Omar Souleyman – “Enssa El Ataab” (Prod. Modeselektor)

The Syrian singer and festival staple Omar Souleyman cuts a profoundly cool figure, and his winding, uptempo wedding-party music has captured the imaginations of music…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 10:24 am

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

NXNE 2014 Initial Lineup

With music festival season over, we're now getting some initial lineup announcements for next year. The massive NXNE Festival in Toronto has announced its initial…
Miles Bowe | December 12, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Omar Souleyman – “Warni Warni (bEEdEEgEE Remix)”

Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw has lately been recording under the name bEEdEEgEE, and his debut solo album SUM/ONE drops next week. And now he's…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2013 - 11:49 am

Omar Souleyman – “Warni Warni” Video

Omar Souleyman -- per NPR, "the hottest Syrian speaker-slayer at work in the West" -- releases his Four Tet-produced Wenu Wenu today. To mark the…
Chris DeVille | October 22, 2013 - 10:15 am

Stream Omar Souleyman Wenu Wenu

Kieran Hebden is having a busy month. This week, the man who records as Four Tet releases his new album Beautiful Rewind. And next week,…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2013 - 11:25 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 1: Beach House, Tame Impala, Junip, & More

The biggest piece of news from the first day of Gothenburg, Sweden's Way Out West festival wasn't who was there but who wasn't. Neil Young…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2013 - 6:08 am

Omar Souleyman – “Wenu Wenu” (Prod. Four Tet)

Four Tet has his own new album Beautiful Rewind coming out soon, but he also produced all of Wenu Wenu, the new album from the…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2013 - 11:48 am