Warni Warni (Come to Me)


“Come to me, come to me / Oh beautiful, you charmed me with your dark complexion / You can have me and my love easily . . . They told me that we’ll get married / I cannot live without you . . .  You’re for me like the water and the air that I breathe that I cannot survive without . . . May God punish who tries to separate you and me . . . When are we going to be together for you to hold me in your arms?” — Omar Souleyman

Omar Souleyman, from Ra’s al’-Ayn, Syria, is a wedding singer.  “Warni Warni” is from Souleyman’s Wenu Wenu produced by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet).  Buy the CD/limited edition vinyl/cassette of Wenu Wenu from Ribbon Music at <smarturl.it/wenuwenurbnmart> or iTunes at <smarturl.it/WenuWenu>.  More information: <www.ribbonmusic.com/label/?p=691>.  Video directed by Cali Thornhill DeWitt.  The text above the video is an excerpt from an English translation of the lyrics of “Warni Warni.”

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