47SOUL in concert

wsg Tammy Lakkis

8 p.m., Friday, March 8 @ AANM 

$10 Museum Members | $12 students/seniors | $15 general public


On its first North American tour, this Palestinian quartet celebrates its new release – Balfron Promise – with a dabke dance party in The Annex @ AANM. 47SOUL have become renowned for inventing their own genre, Shamstep (also the name of their debut EP), which fuses dubby, synthie sounds with rock elements, hip-hop and pop lyrics in English and Arabic. The high-energy electronic creation has been kicked up a gear on Balfron Promise, with cinematic soundscapes and menacing rock undertones creating an extra-atmospheric edge.

Beyond its musical influence, 47SOUL is known as a voice on social and humanitarian issues – the band’s very name is an allusion to the year before the occupation of Palestine starting in 1948. Their lyrics call for celebration and freedom in the struggle for equality, not only in the “Sham” region (Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan) but around the world.

Opening is Tammy Lakkis, a multidisciplinary artist based in Detroit. She is a songstress, poet, painter and DJ. Her music fuses loungey vocals with electronic grooves and is influenced by trip-hop, house and techno.

This event is general admission — standing room only. Seating is available upon request.

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