“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”.

Omar Souleyman is currently on tour for his recent album Bahdeni Nami, but he took some time recently to send a message paying tribute to his homeland of Syria, where thousands of refugees are currently leaving to escape civil war.

In addition to the letter of support, Souleyman announced his intentions to begin raising money to help the refugees, focusing on charities that are providing medical care. Read the note below and stream his new album here. [via Clash Music]

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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