47SOUL

  • Palestine
  • Jordan
  • Electro dabke'n'beat

1947 was the last year it was possible to move freely in Palestine. Bringing life back to this freedom of yesteryear, 47SOUL emit a cry of hope, thumbing their noses at borders. Living in Washington, Ramallah, Jaffa and Amman, the four members of the group transcend these terrestrial shackles, thanks to the internet and have thus destroyed musical barriers with the invention of shamstep. The traditional dabke now interweaves with electro and hip-hop beats. Technoid Orientalism, psychedelic distortions and competition flow, all that’s needed to dance the dabke to, shaking your head and stomping at the sound of the mijwez.