Preview: Omar Souleyman @ Koko (London, 16th March 2016)

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One of the reasons why we love music so much is because it helps people to deal with tragedies and sorrow through a positive and proactive approach. That’s why we can’t do anything else but push you to go to Koko on the 16th of March and get wild enjoying Omar Souleyman’s sound.

The Syrian composer, DJ, vocalist is arguably the most celebrated interpreter of wedding songs in his homeland and one the most renowned Middle Eastern musicians abroad. His unequivocal techno rendition of the traditional dabke style has helped Omar to spread his name globally and Syria to keep its artistic flame alive.

While Omar Souleyman’s performance at Koko, part of the yearly forward-looking Convergence Festival, will ignite and burn all your dancy instincts, it will also do justice to a lively cultural region which is too often exclusively identified as a theatre of war.

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