Syria's Omar Souleyman arrived literally at the 11th hour at South by Southwest (SXSW) for a benefit concert in the wee hours of Saturday for victims of the conflict in his homeland.
Syrian singer Omar Souleyman performs in the early hours of March 16, 2013 at a benefit concert for victims and refugees of the conflict in his homeland during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Souleyman, now living as a refugee with his family in Turkey, will remain in the United States for the coming days to record a new album in New York, his manager said.
Souleyman, a cult favorite among world music fans across the globe, trekked from Turkey, where he and his family live as refugees, via Syria and Lebanon, overcoming road blocks and US visa red tape along the way.
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