Omar Souleyman

Omar Souleyman released after being held on terrorism charges in Turkey

The questioning reportedly related to the Syrian musician's alleged association with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party

Omar Souleyman – ‘Shlon’ review: the prolific dance-pop don offers a much-needed shot of happiness

The Syrian wedding singer – and so much more – has amassed a staggering 500 records so far. His jubilant sounds, set to love poetry, continue to astound

Syrian musician Omar Souleyman promises to donate money from all future shows to refugees

Souleyman has collaborated with the likes of Damon Albarn, Björk, Four Tet and more

Omar Souleyman – ‘Bahdeni Nami’

It would be unfair to make out Omar Souleyman as some kind of novelty turn, but moustachioed Syrian wedding singers don’t tend to break...

Omar Souleyman – ‘Wenu Wenu’

Omar Souleyman is not the kind of guy you’d earmark for crossover fame. A moustachioed fortysomething gentleman in ever-present dark glasses and red and...

Syrian musician Omar Souleyman granted entry to Sweden following ban

The Swedish government have overturned their previous decision

Syrian musician Omar Souleyman is denied entry to Sweden

The Damon Albarn and Björk collaborator was refused entry to the country to perform at Way Out West

Album Review: Omar Souleyman – ‘Jazeera Nights’ (Sublime Frequencies)

Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman seemed to blaze out of nowhere in 2009. But if his inclusion at Number Five on last year’s NME...