Omar Souleyman

Date:Sun 24 Mar
Time:7pm
Venue:J1
Price:Early bird tickets from £19.50 adv

Syrian musician Omar Souleyman returns to Cambridge Junction following his 2016 appearance at Ahbab Festival.

Souleyman, who has collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, began his career as a prolific wedding singer, releasing nearly 500 live albums before civil war broke out in his native Syria in 2011. He then moved to Turkey and in 2013 released Wenu Wenu via Ribbon/Domino, which NPR called, “…a jam so visceral, thrilling and intense as to make the mysterious matter of earthly borders seem hardly worth the time to contemplate.”

The 2015 release Bahdeni Nami garnered widespread critical praise including The Guardian who proclaimed, “It’s so fast that the only appropriate way to engage with it is to wriggle your limbs. Melodies are both abrasive and ebullient, chattering endlessly like raucous birdsong.”

In 2017 Souleyman released To Syria, With Love, his third full-length studio record to great crtical acclaim. It was a departure musically and lyrically from his previous material, with focus on more elaborate keyboard and techno elements.

He has bolstered his growing status as a world and electronic music icon establishing an extensive international following after touring widely and performing at major festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Paris and Roskilde.

Since its founding in 2013, Souleyman has been an advocate for the charity “Our Heart Aches for Syria,” which operates in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders. In that same year, he performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway.  

Photo: Dan Monick

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