47SOUL Makes Philadelphia Debut At The Annenberg Center
The Annenberg Center has added the band 47SOUL to the fall concert schedule, September 19 at 7 PM. Mixing Dabke, traditional Palestinian street music and dance, with electronic beats, funk, hip hop, and rock, the band performs in Philadelphia for the first time ever, bringing its bilingual message of universal freedom and equality to the Annenberg Center's Outdoor Plaza. Subscribers can purchase tickets now; single tickets go on sale July 15. Visit www.annenbergcenter.org.
One of the most promising contemporary musical acts from the Middle East, 47SOUL has created its own unique music genre, "shamstep,"a powerful mix of traditional Palestinian street music (Dabke) combined with electronica, hip-hop and rock, and song lyrics in both English and Arabic. The band made its U.S. debut in January 2019 at Globalfest in New York City-called one of "5 Best Things We Saw" by Rolling Stone-and subsequently performed in March 2019 at the SXSW Festival. They've appeared at UK music festivals Glastonbury and Womad, and throughout Europe and the Middle East. They have released the EP Shamstep and the album Balfron Promise. Visit http://47soul.com/ for more information.
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