Artist Profiles: 47Soul


47Soul is an Electro Arabic Dabke (Shamstep) band formed in Amman, Jordan, in 2013. The members families come from the Levant area (Bilad Al-Sham), including Amman, the Galilee, Ramallah and the rest of the Palestinian Diaspora.

The group takes ancient Arabic rhythms and mix them with analog synthesizers, mesmerizing guitar lines, and verses from the four singers. Every show concludes with relentless dance and trance from all individuals involved.

47Soul’s lyrics mix Arabic and English. The songs call for celebration and freedom in the struggle for equality, inside Bilad Al Sham and throughout the world.

The 2016 lineup included Z the People on vocals & synthesizers; El Far3i on darbuka, MC/Vocals; Walaa Sbeit on percussion, MC/vocals; and El Jehaz on guitar & vocals.


Shamstep (2015)
Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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