LISTEN: Syria's Dabke King Turns Worldwide Hit

Omar Souleyman was a popular wedding singer in Syria, until a Seattle-based label discovered him. Hear his album here, a week before the official release.

Syria's Omar Souleyman is a fascinating musical phenomenon. Up until a decade ago, the dabke artist was a popular wedding singer, with more than 500 albums released over the years under his name, which were sold in local kiosks across Syria.