Prepping for Meeting Omar Waqar

Enthralled by Omar Waqar's words and music in my research, as an effort to prep for my meeting with Omar, I decided to post a few words.

Omar Waqar is the musical anchor of DC-based hardcore band Diacritical and Sarmust, his new "Indie Rock / Dance Punk/ World" project, described as "Tabla and electric guitar have joined forces to create a musical world where Qawwali becomes Punk and Ghazal becomes Indie Rock" on Omar's website SuchRecords.com. Also a poet, Omar recently published Gardens For the Lush, a collection of Sufi-inspired poems and lyrics. The book is available as a PDF posted on the Such Records site.

To read more about Omar Waqar, check out a great interview recently posted on Averroes Press.

Here's a video featuring Omar in Muslims' America: the Rock n Roll Muslim. This is part two of the 8-part series.

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