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Omar Waqar

Omar Waqar

Singer Songwriter / folk punk / spoken word Washington, DC  US
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1600 years (improvised song)
1600 years (improvised song)
Blackout State (improvised song)
Blackout State (improvised song)
The ballad of bed-stuy (improvised song)
The ballad of bed-stuy (improvised song)
Shanty town (improvised song)
Shanty town (improvised song)


sniffly omar talks about lyrics


  • 2014

    Mar 13

    Washington, DC, US | 7:00pm

    9pm acoustic set by Omar Pitras Waqar.

  • 2013

    Dec 12

    Baltimore, MD, US | 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Nov 14

    Washington, DC, US | 8:00pm

    Acoustic songs and a variety of whiskeys


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Omar Pitras Waqar

Vocals, Songwriting, Guitar, lyrics


Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, Elliott Smith, Beirut, Damien Rice

Label: omar pitras waqar

Bio: Omar Waqar is a Pakistani-American musician and a visual artist who Is most known for fronting the Washington DC based Alt/Punk/Funk/Taqwacore band Diacritical. Omar is a Vocalist Guitarist and Sitarist Who studied Songwriting at Berklee college of music Boston. He is also the man behind the expe...See Full Bio

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"Omar is probably one of the greatest song writers in a generation any where in any genre; a self described Anarchist his lyrics cover a range of topics from racism, immigration, slaving away in corporate America, and of course anti conformity. Think of him as a Sufi Tom Gabel with a completely different perspective, his writing is poetic and gripping and his delivery of the lyrics is smoother than melted butter mixed with heavy cream frozen and flattened with a Zamboni." ...." Omar plays the guitar, sitar, and ofcourse sings in his amazing voice his timely and important message."

— FCH, The interthrashional

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Q: Nice lyrics. How often do you hear your voice compared to Dave Matthews?

A: haha. not super often, first time actually. but boy can Carter Beauford play the drums or what. what an amazing musician.

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