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Omar Aena is a world music DJ, conscious event producer and cultural storyteller based in NYC.

His deepest passion is in bringing people together
to experience personal transformation in service to collective liberation for all people, everywhere.

His offerings reflect his experiences as a born & bred New Yorker, a student of the Sufi path and a lover of the sacred arts & the world's mystic traditions.



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LILA Productions

Founder + Director

LILA Productions is a media and travel company producing ‘The LILA Series’ - a documentary series about sacred music and dance traditions from around the world. Each episode features a particular culture and tells their story about how they use art as a form of spiritual communion, prayer and healing, and to show the evolution of these traditions and the challenges they are facing today. We also host events and are organizing group trips to Morocco and Turkey in 2023 that will immerse us into these sacred music traditions.

Dance Lab

Founder + Resident DJ

Dance Lab is a community event series based in Brooklyn exploring the intersection of Movement & Therapy. Each event starts with a guided movement class, followed by a free-form dance with a DJ, ending with a sound meditation. It is a safe and sober space for all, giving people the freedom to express themselves without judgement.

Dance Beyond

Founder + Co-Producer


Dance Beyond is a convergence of several dance communities and started as an intimate group retreat in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. In 2022 it relocated to the Northeast for 2 events: a larger scale weekend gathering, which featured live music & DJ’s, embodiment workshops, talks & ceremonies, and a 5-day deep dive winter retreat in the Catskills in Upstate New York. In 2023 there will be another Summer Campout and a Fall/Winter retreat.

Current Projects
Upcoming Events


As a DJ, Omar bridges traditional songs of the past with electronic sounds of the present; weaving together music from many different cultures but with a particular focus on songs from his Middle Eastern Heritage.

His sets often take listeners on a journey - starting with slower tempos, then picking up to a higher energy percussive peak, then back down to a sweet stillness.

DJ Mixes


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