47 Soul have been dubbed the ‘Soundtrack of Arab Youth’, with their lyrical focus on the war-stricken, terror state of their home in Palestine. This hip-hop collective named their debut album Balfron Promise, ‘Balfron’ being a play on the name of housing estate they were placed in, named Balfron Tower, starkly reminding them of the ‘Balfour Declaration’ which arguably initiated the war in their home country and has thus seen them displaced.
Their original mix of middle-eastern melodies and rhythms has also earned them the title of creators of their new ‘shamstep’ music genre. Punctuated by keys and drums, their poetic lyrics and powerful performances tie the foursome’s sounds into a deep and punchy electro-Arab message.
Meanwhile, Kefaya are an eclectic folk group composed of immigrants and travellers who fuse jazz with traditional on an array of global instruments.
At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…