Performing in the 2012 Green Show Friday, October 5 and Sunday, October 7.
This is his first season in the OSF Green Show.
Syrian-American Hip-hop Artist/Poet/Peace Activist performing in English and Arabic
Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American Hip-Hop artist - born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC, and living in Los Angeles. Known for taking audiences on a lyrical journey from the jasmine-tree-lined courtyards of Nizar Qabbani's Damascene homes, to the flooded riverbanks of Langston Hughes' Harlem Renaissance poems - Offendum has been featured on several major news outlets, toured the world to promote his ground-breaking music, helped raise thousands of dollars for various humanitarian relief organizations, lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions, and most recently been involved in creating several critically-acclaimed songs about the popular democratic uprisings throughout the Middle East & North Africa. He is currently hard at work promoting his solo release - affectionately dubbed SyrianamericanA.
Omar Offendum on Community: My community are people of conscience with discerning taste & an open mind.