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Friday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SXSW Interview: Omar Souleyman

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From the small town of Ras Al Ain, Syria, Omar Souleyman began his singing career in 1995 at the age of 30 as a wedding musician. Now, five western-released albums, multiple world tours and a 2011 collaboration with Icelandic artist Björk, have rapidly elevated Souleyman to the status of a cult international legend. Omar talks to Daily Dot Editor Austin Powell about the issues surrounding the devastating conflict in his home country, the evolution of the Syrian music landscape, and what the future may hold for himself and artists like him.
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Austin Powell

Managing EditorThe Daily DotAustin Powell is the co-editor of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology, a 30-year retrospective published UT Press. He currently serves as the managing editor of the Daily Dot, an online newspaper devoted to Web communities. His work has been published... Read More →
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Omar Souleyman

OMAR SOULEYMAN is a Syrian musical legend. Since 1994, he and his musicians have emerged as a staple of folk-pop throughout Syria, but until now they have remained little known outside of the country. To date, he has issued more than five-hundred studio and live-recorded cassette... Read More →

Friday March 15, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB

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