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New Guest At The Opry

Oklahoma Singer-Songwriter Kareem Salama
By Karim Bardeesy, July 27, 2007

Kareem Salama, a Muslim country singer and songwriter, draws on many inspirations for his music: the Dixie Chicks, Bob Dylan, medieval Arabic poetry, his Oklahoma upbringing and his years in law school.

News21 caught up with Salama and his collaborator / producer Aristotle Mihalopoulos at an Islamic cultural festival in New Jersey in June 2007.

For more on Kareem Salama, go to his website at

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