Muslim-American Country Singer in Syria, Tours Middle East

Country music has little of a fan base in the Middle East. The crowd of Syrians that filed into Tishreen Park was mostly propelled by curiosity for a rare concert of American music and a chance to meet Kareem Salama, reputedly America's first Muslim country singer. Salama's concerts in Syria were among the stops on a one month tour of the Middle East arranged by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, part of a wave of cultural outreach to the Arab world. "I...Full Story
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