It’s like Borat going 8bit. Omar Souleyman the king of the Syrian cassette culture. He is a man dressed in a long, white, closed-neck garment of typical Syrian fashion wearing a red and white hatta, a gold abaye, and black sunglasses.
In his videos, he stands, barely moving, delivering his vocals over aggressive, melodic, frenetic electronic synthesized bouzouk and wild keyboard arpeggios. He played some highly anticipated venues and got reviews from Guardian and Parool. Let’s go to Worm tonight, enjoy the music of the pitched up Syrian Marco Borsato and dance like a camel on drugs.