Revisit 47SOUL’s UAE Debut at Barzakh Festival.

Were you there? 47SOUL’s Electro Arabic Dabke (Shamstep) sound continues to tour international stages. Relive every moment of their upbeat, danceable UAE debut in a concert that keeps you moving until the very last beat.

For one time only, revisit this highlight from The Arts Center’s archives, featuring 47SOUL’s former quartet line-up: Z the People (vocals & synths), El Far3i (darbouka, MC/Vocals), Walaa Sbeit (percussion, MC/vocals), and El Jehaz (guitar & vocals). Filmed in The Red Theater to a sold-out crowd as part of the Barzakh Festival on February 28, 2018. Bridge the social distance, join the community online.

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47SOUL is an Electro Arabic Dabke (Shamstep) band formed in Amman Jordan in 2013. The members are rooted in Bilad Al-Sham, spanning the divides from Amman to the Galilee to Ramallah and the rest of the Palestinian Diaspora. This new sound of 47SOUL has rapidly amassed fans in the Arab World and Europe by blasting the electric Arabic Dabke sound through underground music scenes. On top of the beats that have been bumping in the Arab World for centuries, 47SOUL hypes it up with analog synthesizers, hypnotic guitar lines, and shattering verses from the four singers. Every show ends in relentless dance and trance from all parties involved. Their lyrics, mixing Arabic and English, 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 (vocals & synths) El Far3i (Duhulla and Octopad, Mc/Vocals) Walaa Sbeit (Dad and Tabel (percussion), Mc/vocals) El Jehaz (guitar & vocals).