Omar Souleyman + Aftershow Party
Join us in the renowned Saal 1 to experience the music of Omar Souleyman, live, as part of the Funkhaus Session series.
The Syrian musician will be playing tracks from his highly acclaimed new album, To Syria, With Love. Mtv described his performances as “The default position of anyone at an Omar Souleyman performance is, simply, up: palms up, arms up, face up, chest up, and mood, by extension, all the way up.” The follow-up to 2015’s Bahdeni Nami, To Syria, With Love marks Souleyman’s third full-length studio record. It is a departure musically and lyrically from his previous material, with focus on moreelaborate keyboard and techno elements.
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