47SOUL: Presented by Nidal Balbeisi/Agave/Zeus

Homebase:Palestine/Jordan

Genre:Electron Arabic Dabke – Shamstep
47SOUL have become renowned for inventing their own genre Shamstep (also the name of their debut EP), which fuses dubby, synthie sounds with rock elements, and hip-hop and pop lyrics in English and Arabic. The high-energy electronic creation, featuring Arab roots music (Dabke), have been kicked up a gear on “Balfron Promise”, with cinematic soundscapes and menacing rock undertones creating an extra atmospheric edge.

The band has cultivated a fast-growing following from gigs around the world, including Glastonbury Festival, Womad, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Roskilde Festival, Esperanzah, Paleo Festival, MaMa, Womex, Reeperbahn, Visa for Music, The Great Escape, c/o Pop. Their distinctive hooks and powerful, political lyrics resonate with their fans, while their iconic YouTube music video for their debut single “Intro to Shamstep”, has accumulated almost 11 Million views.

They also have a formidable reputation as a live act built on their energetic and intoxicatingly otherworldly live shows. Every single show ends in a relentless dance, and trance, both on stage and in the crowd.

Beyond their musical influence, 47SOUL are renowned for their voice on social and humanitarian issues – the band’s very name is an allusion to the year before the occupation of Palestine started in 1948. Their lyrics, mixing Arabic and English, call for celebration and freedom in the struggle for equality, not only in the “Sham” region (Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan) but around the world.

Their new album will be released in spring 2020. We invite you to join us and the band on this exciting journey!

Parmi les étoiles montantes les plus prometteuses du Moyen Orient.
Affirmant sa singularité, le groupe a créé son propre genre de musique, le « Shamstep » – un mélange puissant de musique traditionnelle de rue palestinienne combinée aux sonorités de l’électro, du funk, du hip-hop et du rock. Ils ont déjà joué dans de grands festivals européens comme Glastonbury, Womad, ou Roskilde et ont fait salle comble lors de plusieurs de leurs spectacles dans les meilleures salles de Londres. Chantant en arabe et en anglais, 47SOUL s’est rapidement constitué un public partout en Amérique du Nord, en Europe et au Moyen Orient. Leur single iconique Intro to Shamstep compte déjà presque 11 millions de vues sur YouTube.
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