Jordan Palestine
Electronic Pop Rock Middle East

Watch out! 47SOUL is one of the most promising rising stars from the Middle East and presenting 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 connects melodies that have been echoing through the Arab World for centuries with analogue synthesizers, hypnotic guitar lines, and verses in both Arabic and English.

Their first hit single “Intro to Shamstep” reached over 4 million views on Youtube and also live 47SOUL are a unique experience since every single show ends in relentless and trancelike dances both on stage and in the (mostly young) crowd.

After founding the group in Jordan in 2013 and releasing the first tracks in the Middle East – the four talented musicians found their new home in London. They already completed four UK festival tours (e.g. Glastonbury, Womad, Boomtown Fair, Bestival) and sold out shows at some of London’s best music venues. In Europe too 47SOUL was able to convince crowds on festivals like Roskilde Festival, Esperanzah, Amsterdam Roots or c/o Pop. Now the first club tour through Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia is pending.

After the successful ‘Shamstep’ EP, their highly anticipated first album ‘Balfron Promise’ will be released in february 2018. The album and themes are inspired by both modern-day London and the 100 year-old politics of the Middle East which is still influencing 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!


22.03.2018 DE-Berlin Musik & Frieden Tickets
23.03.2018 DE-Bremen Theater Bremen
24.03.2018 DE-Hamburg Kampnagel Tickets
25.03.2018 DE-Wiesbaden Schlachthof Wiesbaden
30.03.2018 TR-Istanbul Babylon
31.03.2018 NL-Utrecht Dabke Nights
Tivoli Vredenburg
07.04.2018 FR-Paris Musiques Urbaines
Philharmonie de Paris
12.04.2018 AT-Dornbirn Spielboden
13.04.2018 CH-Aarau KIFF - Kultur in der Futterfabrik
14.04.2018 CH-Biel Le Singe
27.04.2018 DE-Ingolstadt Weltenklang
28.04.2018 AT-Innsbruck Treibhaus
11.05.2018 NL-Eeklo N9 Villa
12.05.2018 BE-Gulligen Kokopelli Festival
20.05.2018 DE-München Theatron Pfingstfestival
27.05.2018 SE-Stockholm Södra Teatern
01.06.2018 FR-Angoulême Festival Musiques Metisses Angouleme
10.06.2018 PL-Poznan Ethno Port Poznan Festival
15.06.2018 CH-Chiasso Festate
29.06.2018 PL-Katowice Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival
30.06.2018 PT-Loule Festival MED
05.07.2018 FR-Ramonville-Saint-Agne Convivencia Festival
19.07.2018 CH-Nyon Paleo Festival
20.07.2018 FR-Saint-Étienne-de-Fursac Festival Lézart Vert
25.07.2018 ES-Cartagena La Mar de Musicas
27.07.2018 DE-Augsburg Festival der Kulturen
28.07.2018 DE-Nürnberg Bardentreffen
29.07.2018 DE-Burg Herzberg Burg Herzberg Festival
05.08.2018 FR-Crozon Festival Du Bout Du Monde
17.08.2018 IT-Ariano Irpino Ariano Folkfestival
25.08.2018 DE-Krefeld Folklorefest Krefeld
  • 47SOUL - Mo Light  | السبعة وأربعين - رفّ الطّير
    47SOUL - Mo Light | السبعة وأربعين - رفّ الطّير
  • 47SOUL "Intro to Shamstep" | "السبعة وأربعين "مقدمة للشامستيب
    47SOUL "Intro to Shamstep" | "السبعة وأربعين "مقدمة للشامستيب
  • 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
"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.."
" 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"
"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
Balfron Promise
Balfron Promise
Cooking Vinyl
Line up

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




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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
Kora Büttner
Kora Büttner
Production & PR
kora@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 31

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