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Omar Souleyman

Syrian superstar on Sublime Frequencies records, as seen at ATP and Glastonbury Festivals and collaborating with Bjork.

Saturday 10th December 2011, 7.30pm

Student Central, University of Bradford

Tickets: £12 full, £10 concessions, £8 students

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Omar Souleyman

After two years spent whipping the world into a Dabke-induced frenzy, legendary Syrian singer and Arab icon Omar Souleyman returns to Europe fresh from Glastonbury Festival as a full-blown phenomenon of international music.

'I think what's refreshing about Omar Souleyman is the party ' it's fun. It's really alive and very urgent' - Bjork

With music which reflects the sounds of Syria, Iraq, Turkey and the sizeable Kurdish population, Omar Souleyman brings you the wildest, most jubilant dancefloor atmosphere you can imagine. Imagine phase-shifted Arabic keyboard solos and frantic rhythms played at breakneck speed; this is rough music straight from the Arab street.

'The moustached, mirror-shades- and keffiyeh-sporting chain smoker leading an odd mix of hipsters, ravers and world music fans on a debke (Syrian party music) techno jaunt' - NME