Syrian Arab Republic
Truly the sound of Syria, Omar Souleyman’s music is a sweaty, frantic and unique blend of pan-Arabian music styles and poetry. Listen up!
Syrian musical legend _(artist-name)Omar Souleyman_ and his revolving crew of musicians have been a staple of folk pop in their home country for years, which might well be due to the fact they have released more than five-hundred studio and live cassette albums, a great feat by all accounts. For those not familiar with Omar’s music: it is an amalgamation of Syrian, Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish styles and is driven by Arabic keyboard solos and frantic break-neck speed rhythms. His first hit in his home-country was with _(song-title)Jani_ in 1996 and over the years his popularity has steadily risen through the circulation of his own particular brand of music (called Shabi) passed hand to hand through the villages of Syria.