Omar Souleyman leads Middle Eastern invasion of North America

Omar Souleyman leads Middle Eastern invasion of North America

Remember back when we talked about how Syrian techno overlord Omar Souleyman is releasing a new collection of tunes through Sublime Frequencies and touring the UK? Yeah, that was cool. Then we announced that he would be expanding his tour to include a fair amount of European shows with a hint at possible North American dates, remember? Well, lo and behold, it just so happens that the man is quite serious about bringing that Middle Eastern groove over to the states. If you’re doubting just how serious he is, just take a look at the photo above: now that’s a serious stare if I’ve ever seen one.

Turns out we here at TMT aren’t the only ones showin’ love for the mustached dabke master. Björk apparently is also a huge fan and gives some mad props over at NPR.

North American dates:

06.19.10 - Cleveland, OH - The Cleveland Museum of Art
06.20.10 - Dearborn, MI - Arab-American National Museum
06.24.10 - Chicago IL - The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
06.25.10 - Ottawa, Canada - Ottawa International Jazz Festival
06.26.10 - New York, NY - SummerStage in Central Park
06.27.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Issue Project Room
06.28.10 - Montreal, Canada - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
06.29.10 - Vancouver, Canada - Vancouver International Jazz Festival

European dates:

07.03.10 - Belfort, France - Eurockeennes Festival
07.04.10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Metropolis Festival
07.06.10 - Nantes, France - Le Lieu Unique
07.07.10 - Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
07.08.10 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
07.09.10 - Brussels, Belgium - Recyclart
07.10.10 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Kortijk Conge Festival
07.13.10 - Porto, Portugal - Casa Da Musica
07.14.10 - Vigo, Spain - Festival Sinsal
07.15.10 - Lisbon, Portugal - Lux Fragil
07.17.10 - Cartagena, Spain - La Mar de Musicas
08.12.10 - Cannes, France - Festival Pantiero
08.13.10 - Berlin, Germany - Wassermusik Festival
08.14.10 - Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival

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