The past few weeks have seen Europe enter into one of its worst humanitarian crises since the end of the Second World War.
Thousands upon thousands are fleeing the civil war in Syria, attempting to find refuge in strange lands many miles from home.
Omar Souleyman was born and brought up in Syria, helping to blend the country's astonishing musical heritage with new electronic sounds.
Announcing a series of shows in the United States and continental Europe, the artist has also published a note to his homeland.
Check it out below.
Our Heart Aches for Syria continues…
Began in March 2013 at SXSW with a little help from many friends, all future Omar Souleyman shows dedicate to help Syrian people fleeing to a better life elsewhere. Omar Souleyman is a refugee himself, but not an exilee, alone providing for a family of 30. Together with all willing promoters of his shows he conspires to raise funds to aid the refugees in flight from Syrian situation.
We are working with a number of charities but focusing on those directly providing urgent medical care to those in need during their long, difficult and dangerous passage to a life they dream of.
Syria was heaven on earth to all of us not so long ago and there is no reason it shouldn't be the same way again soon. In this small meantime we all must help each other as much as we can and point the world to history and understanding the true cause of all the suffering that happens now.
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