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El Far3i – الفرعي

by Editor | 11th July 2017

We recently featured ‘Shamstep’ originators 47SOUL, but it’s also worth keeping an eye on each members’ solo work. Take El Far3i for instance, a multi-instrumentalist and MC who channels his thoughts through a wide range of styles. The Palestinian-Joradnian artist recently released El Rajol El Khashabi, an album that demonstrates his love of Arabic folk, […]

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47SOUL | السبعة و أربعين

by Editor | 25th May 2017

As the originators of ‘Shamstep’, a beguiling mixture of traditional Arabic genres with dancefloor-friendly electronics, 47SOUL are fast becoming one of the Middle East’s most successful new musical exports. The ‘sham’ part of the name comes from the historical region of Bilad al-Sham, which spreads over territories currently comprising Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and parts […]

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Donia Jarrar & Freya Aquarone

by Editor | 18th October 2016

Palestinian composer Donia Jarrar and British saxophonist Freya Aquarone collaborated on this heavily politicised jazz-rock composition. The track is a combination of recorded choirs and interviews with young Palestinians about their experiences, alongside a cacophonous body of sound to recreate the sensation of going through the Qalandia Checkpoint on the West Bank. Jarrar is a […]

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El Far3i – الفرعي

by Editor | 11th July 2017

We recently featured ‘Shamstep’ originators 47SOUL, but it’s also worth keeping an eye on each members’ solo work. Take El Far3i for instance, a multi-instrumentalist and MC who channels his thoughts through a wide range of styles. The Palestinian-Joradnian artist recently released El Rajol El Khashabi, an album that demonstrates his love of Arabic folk, […]

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