48. Kareem Salama (Country Singer, Oklahoma)

Kareem Salama (in Arabic كريم سلامة), is an Egyptian American musician (born in Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1978). He is known as the first American Muslim country music singer. His music is a hybrid of country, pop and rock music.[1] Kareem’s parents immigrated to the United States in the late 1960s to attend graduate school.[2] Kareem Salama, literally translates to Generous Peace, that he also used as title of his first album. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a graduate degree in Law from the University of Iowa.

http://www.kareemsalama.com/

http://www.altmuslim.com/a/a/n/2472

http://www.famemagazine.co.uk/2008/06/26/muslim-country-and-western-singer-set-to-tour-europe/

http://www.america.gov/st/peopleplace-english/2008/September/20080918115037maduobbA0.3806421.html

 

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