11th Jul 2011
Monday // 4pm // 2 years ago
Last night I attended the Omar Souleyman show at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia! I caught part of Omar’s set at Bonnaroo and fell in love with his crazy Syrian beats aka “high-octane Syrian dabke.” Obviously when I found out he was coming to Philly I jumped at the opportunity to see him again.
Even though Omar started nearly an hour late the show was awesome! I had a blast dancing the night away to his sick beats at the decently packed Johnny Brenda’s. I probably couldn’t repeat any of the lyrics from last night’s show seeing as he wasn’t singing in English, but I enjoyed listening to the Syrian poetry nonetheless. His keyboardist was dropping mad crazy beats the whole show and kept everyone moving the entire show. I took a couple videos from last night…Enjoy! =)