Omar Souleyman - Shlon

£23.99
Format: LP
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31/01/2020

Syrian wedding singer turned global dance icon Omar Souleyman releases his 4th studio album Shlon. On Shlon (Arabic for “how,” or literally “which color”), Omar Souleyman presents 6 new techno-meets-dabke songs of romance and love — singing poetry of a woman’s lips as sweet as Hillah’s dates on Layle; an intriguing woman he watches from afar whose kiss would be worth 10 million other kisses on Shlon; a lover ready to offer his beloved anything she wishes under the sun on Shi Tridin (What Do You Wish For?); a man in admiration of a woman with green eyes and blonde hair on Abou Zlilif (Her Face is Like The Moon); a song about love that will last forever on Mawwal, a traditional — all superimposed on complex techno arrangements by Hasan Alo, and based on the hi-speed Kurdish and Arabic dabke and baladi styles with the exception of Mawwal being presented in its traditionally slower pace. Shlon features double keyboard work from Hasan Alo, a fellow native of the Hasaka region in Northeastern Syria who has recently been active in the vibrant nightlife scene of Dubai. Azad Salih, a young Syrian man currently living in Mardin, Turkey, accompanies on saz, with the lyrics and love poetry written on the spot during the album’s recording session by longtime Omar collaborator Moussa Al Mardood - also currently based in Turkey. Omar Souleyman has been touring tirelessly since the release of To Syria, With Love, or in fact for as long as he can remember in the last 10 years. He has crossed the planet – now seeming quite small – several times over and looks forward to meeting his fans everywhere to celebrate the release of Shlon.

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