Islington Assembly Hall
29th September 2018
"The soundtrack for Arab youth" - Vice
47Soul established themselves as a reference point in Arab youth culture.
The four member group came together in Jordan in 2013 after exchanging tracks over the internet. They specialise in a cheerfully widescreen fusion of electronic hip-hop and traditional dabke dance music, mixed in with a dash of reggae, sturdy melodies and chanting vocals alternating between English and Arabic words. The genre is becoming a symbol of Arab youth culture, offering a necessary refreshing change to the common representation.
After releasing their debut EP thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, they started touring the world to spread their universal message: emphasize unity by accepting diversity.
They fired up crowds at Glastonbury Festival, Womad (World of Music, Arts and Dance) and came back to their original land for an emotionally-charged gig.
Kefaya, international music collective formed and led by London-based musicians & producers Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween, will be joining 47Soul to deliver their unique blend of global folk rhythms and cutting-edge, 21st century sound.
With both bands renowned for their formidable stage presence, this promises to be a compelling live experience. Unmissable for fans of world music.