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AWIL 151 - 47 Soul
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 Shamstep super-group 47 Soul on this A World in London! Click: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-24th-january-2018/

It’s been just four short years since the guys from 47 Soul moved to London, stamping their electrofying sound on British soil, wowing muddy festival-goers from Glastonbury to WOMAD. On February 2nd they’ll launch their first full studio album, ‘Balfron Promise’, with an un-missable showcase at the Jazz Cafe. The quartet met in Jordan 2013, forming an alliance built on their individual music-making skills, and as four individual souls rooted in Palestine. As you’ll hear in this AWIL interview with Hamza (El Jehaz) and Ramzy (Z the People), interspersed with extracts from Balfron Promise, 47 Soul are powerful communicators, employing words & music perfectly in the art of expression. Their lyrics, sung in Arabic and English, are challenging and thought-provoking, exposing truths and correcting history, all framed within a turbo-charged, multi-layered concoction of Arabic riffs, vocal choruses, and blistering hip-hop beats. 47 Soul own this new genre Shamstep, and it’s expertly designed, providing a stepping stone into Middle Eastern sounds fused through urban London. This accessibility resonates with their overall message which is about connecting people through the common language of music and stitching fractured communities back together. The time has come for repair, not rage, and 47 Soul are the ideal diplomats to build bridges. Find out more and check dates for their UK tour at www.47soul.com

ARTIST                                                 TRACK                COUNTRY

Joji Hirota & London Taiko Drummers  Hiten Ryu II         Japan/UK

James Patrick Gavin                                  Tae                              UK/Ireland

47 Soul                                                 Machina          Palestine/Jordan/USA

‘           ‘                                               Moved Around           ‘                       ‘

‘           ‘                                               Mo Light                     ‘                       ‘

‘           ‘                                               Gamar                        ‘                       ‘

‘           ‘                                               Locked Up Shop         ‘                       ‘                                                  

24/1/18 – AWIL at Res 151  Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-24th-january-2018/  Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Mareia Zarbek, and sketches by Alban Low. Also this week global percussionist Elizabeth Nott at SOAS. Click: https://soasradio.org/music/episodes/a-world-in-london-247  Next week non-stop music at SOAS and Bahla at Resonance! #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS TWELFTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4  www.resonancefm.com & 4pm SOAS Radio  mixlr.com/soasradio  Support the Resonance fm FUNDRAISER!!! https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/