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 current lineup includes: Z the People (vocals & synths); El Far3i (darouka, MC/vocals); Walaa Sbeit (percussion, MC/vocals) and El Jehaz (guitar and vocals).