January 21, 2015 - We just love free concerts. Woohooo. The US Embassy and the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah will be bringing down a cowboy named Kareem Salama. It sounds weird right, when you have a cowboy name sounding like he comes from the Middle East. Well, Kareem Salama is an Egyptian American musician and is the first American Muslim country music singer. His music is a hybrid of country, pop and rock music. He has released 3 albums Generous Peace (2006) This Life of Mine (2007) and a third City of Lights (2011), the latter after signing for LightRain Records.

Salama was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States. His parents immigrated to the United States from Egypt in the late 1960s to attend graduate school. He studied at University of Oklahoma, where he majored in chemical engineering. Then he entering law school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City graduating with a degree in Law. He is also a sportsman practicing amateur boxing.
Kareem is also throwing a free talk on the 9th of February 2015. The talk will be held at the Sabah Institute of Arts located in KK Times Square. Commencing at 10am, all are welcome.

Date: 8 February 2015
Venue: Sabah Art Gallery
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Complimentary (By contacting SPArKS on

Check some of Kareem's music here:


Barto is awesome. He does this for free and doesn't expect much of anyone.