47Soul is a force – on stage and in the musical landscape of the Palestinian diaspora. This Jordanian Palestinian group translates traditional dabke rhythms (an Arabic folk dance) into a relentless, beat-driven “Shamstep,” electronic dance music with analog synth, hypnotic guitar, and powerful vocals in a mix of Arabic and English. Shamstep has moved from underground music scenes to more mainstream stages, borrowing from hip-hop and reggae along the way. Doesn’t matter where you’re from: 47Soul’s music will take you to a new dance-trance scene.

Presented in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union.

Artist supported in part by the IU Center for the Study for the Middle East.