Omar Souleyman + Prince Rama at Santos Party House

Rebecca Smeyne
Syrian pop star Omar Souleyman first became famous via the casette tape kiosks on the streets of his home country in the 1990s. Eventually his infectious, foot-stomping, folk-inspired synth jams gained attention in the West --this year he collaborated with Bjork and was chosen by Caribou to perform at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival in England. Souleyman, whose songs are in Kurdish and Arabic, played at Santos last night, as part of a well-curated bill that also included the mystically inclined Prince Rama.   

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