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.