Omar Souleyman – Leil El Bareh

• “Leil El Bareh” set to a picture of Omar. Thanks to tarafdari Mkh.

8.2 “Fantastic Middle Eastern from Syria”

I’d normally run a mile from wedding singers singing sappy love songs, but there’s something about Omar – everyone’s favourite Syrian! In an ideal pop world, there’d be no Iglesians, only Souleymen : – )

Ever since he exploded into my consciousness with his stupendous remix of Bjork’s “Crystalline” in 2011, I’ve been keeping an eye on him – his thumping brand of Arabian pop fairly brightens up any music session.

“Leil El Bareh” (produced by Modeselektor) emerges as the best track from his latest album “Bahdeni Nami” (Monkeytown Records MONKEYTOWN-056) issued in July 2015.

Probably best not to translate the lyrics – just dance. And love thy neighbour.

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