More like NOmar Souleyman? Right? Right? Ugh, nevermind.
Syrian singer Omar Souleyman has a few visa issues and his July 5 show at YU has been canceled .
Despite several weeks of the US State Department harassing the Embassy in Damascus on our behalf, it is with a heavy heart that we must acknowledge Omar will not be allotted the extra entry on his Visa necessary for him to make our July 4th performance. We were not made aware of the Visa issues prior to booking him, and have been helping Omar's management to try and resolve them ever since. We offer our sincerest regrets. Friends in the performing community have reassured us that we will be able to bring similar outstanding international musicians later this year—so do stay tuned.