47SOUL

Jordan Palestine
Electronic Pop Rock Middle East
47SOUL

47SOUL are one of the most promising rising stars from the Middle East where they have many fans.

They present the world their own and unique music genre called ‚Shamstep‘ - a powerful mix of traditional street music from the 'Sham'-region (Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria) combined with deep electronic beats and influences from funk, hip-hop and rock. 47SOUL connect melodies that have been echoing through the Arab World for centuries with analogue synthesizers, hypnotic guitar lines, and verses in both Arabic and English.

Live, the four talented musicians are a unique experience with great energy and every single show ends in relentless and trancelike dances both on stage and in the (mostly young) crowd.

Since their epic video “Intro to Shamstep” (8m views on youtube to-date) 47SOUL have built a great career in Europe, expanding their fanbase by playing for happy crowds in many clubs and on festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Roskilde Festival, Esperanzah, Paleo Festival, MaMa, Womex, Reeperbahn, Visa for Music, The Great Escape, c/o Pop.

After the successful ‘Shamstep’ EP, their highly anticipated debut album ‘Balfron Promise’ was released in February 2018 by Cooking Vinyl. The album and themes are inspired by both modern-day London and the 100 year-old politics of the Middle East which still influences 47SOUL’s story today. Socially relevant and lyrically clever, ‘Balfron Promise’ covers all elements of a transboundary and pulsating freedom-of-movement music album.

We invite you to join us and the band on this exciting journey!

Tourdates

24.11.2018 BR-Olinda Mimo Festival Olinda
16.02.2019 CH-Zürich Moods im Schiffbau
21.02.2019 DE-Erlangen E-Werk Erlangen
Videos
  • 47SOUL - Gamar (Official video) | السبعة و أربعين - حبيت القمر
    47SOUL - Gamar (Official video) | السبعة و أربعين - حبيت القمر
  • 47SOUL "Intro to Shamstep" | "السبعة وأربعين "مقدمة للشامستيب
    47SOUL "Intro to Shamstep" | "السبعة وأربعين "مقدمة للشامستيب
  • 47SOUL - Mo Light  | السبعة وأربعين - رفّ الطّير
    47SOUL - Mo Light | السبعة وأربعين - رفّ الطّير
  • 47SOUL - 'Dabeekeh' Live (Palestine Tour 2016) | (السبعة و أربعين - "دبّيكة" (جولة فلسطين 2016
    47SOUL - 'Dabeekeh' Live (Palestine Tour 2016) | (السبعة و أربعين - "دبّيكة" (جولة فلسطين 2016
  • 47SOUL - "Jahrusalem" | Live at the TBA Live Series
    47SOUL - "Jahrusalem" | Live at the TBA Live Series
  • 47SOUL Debut Record : "ShamStep" | Zoomaal
    47SOUL Debut Record : "ShamStep" | Zoomaal
Press
"party-starting electronic smashes... in genres including dub, alt rock, folk and rap – the ensuing fusion is fascinating"
The Guardian, 12.28.2017
"47Soul have crossed over, a bridge from East to West.." "47Soul have crossed over, a bridge from East to West.."
BBC
" high-energy shamstep and cheerful protest tunes"
The Guardian, 01.25.2018
"It's big, bold, radical and hugely danceable, packing a potent punch both musically and politically"
Songlines
"Womad is best when it's edgy [...] and nothing summed this up more than 47Soul"
Telegraph Review
"Egal wo du herkommst und wo du lebst, lass uns in Freiheit und Frieden zusammenleben. Und feiern. 47SOUL sind im Haus."
Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
Discography
Balfron Promise
Balfron Promise
2018
Cooking Vinyl
SHAMPSTEP
SHAMPSTEP
2015
Line up

Z the People - vocals & synths
El Far3i - darouka, Mc/Vocals
Walaa Sbeit - percussion, Mc/vocals
El Jehaz - guitar & vocals

Availability

Territories:

Europe, Asia, Australia

except:

Great Britain

2019 all year
2020 all year
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Nils Kreutzfeldt
Nils Kreutzfeldt
Booking Agent
nils@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 23
Boris Paillard
Boris Paillard
Production & PR
boris@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 32
Heike Abraham
Heike Abraham
Production & PR
heike@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 35

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