Omar Souleyman
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles
//Features

The Best World Music of 2010
15 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM

As in past years, Africa continues to dominate the world music scene in 2010 -- or at least, it seems to dominate Western perceptions of what "world music" might be. That said, the new vinyl archeology could be seen at work in all areas and all eras of recorded music.

Kids Don't Go and Buy Anything Out of This Section: World Music 2007
17 Dec 2007 // 3:00 PM

As a category world music is both useful and frustrating. It puts CDs on the shelves and prevents people picking them up. It is the other-than category: other-than rock, other-than indie, other-than everything. It is the whole world and nothing definite.

//Reviews

Omar Souleyman: Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts
9 Oct 2011 // 3:58 PM

The kind of music a pachinko parlour would make, if it were Syrian.

Omar Souleyman: Jazeera Nights
15 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM

Omar Souleyman is far from being a "typical" world music artist, even if he remains a fine example of what many musicians typically do around the world, namely experiment with, extemporize, and extend musical styles.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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