Woodburner are proud to present:
Deep bass, epic middle-eastern synth lines, heavy beats, live percussion and multilingual rap combine to make 47SOUL a unique musical phenomenon. Their April music video hit a million views in under 24 hours and they haven't looked back since. We first hosted 47SOUL at our Eastern Circus Spectacular and they have since headlined our Friday at Wilderness Festival with their incredible live dance experience.
Overcoming physical and logistical challenges, 47SOUL write and perform to speak about freedom of movement, whether that’s sparking new dance styles or singing about breaking down border check points. For the past 2 years the band has based itself between Jordan and the UK, to spread their new wave of Arabic music.
Their sound is rooted in Arabic Dabke, the celebration dance music from the Bilad Al-Sham area; the name for the land that spans Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. The electronic and urban influence in their music takes them far out of the ‘world music’ context and places them in the genre of a new generation of international electronic/hip hop acts that are reinventing the old for the future. This new sound of 47SOUL is called ShamStep.
Afriquoi is rapidly becoming a globally respected name, fusing traditional African elements with electronic sounds drawing on house, garage, dancehall, soca, hiphop and disco.
Formed in 2011 out of London's cultural melting pot, Afriquoi is a UK afro supergroup, with every musician a band leader in their own right. With members ranging in age across 3 decades, originating from Africa, the Carribean and the UK, Afriquoi is true fusion music in the best sense of the word, bringing together a vast depth of musical knowledge, culture and life experience.
Although celebrated for the five piece live show, Afriquoi DJ sets have developed a powerful profile in their own right, allowing a deeper showcasing of the African and electronic roots of Afriquoi's sound and adaptable to a much wider range of settings than the full live show. The last 12 months have seen DJ bookings at WOMAD (Fuerteventura), Dimensions (Croatia), Fusion (Germany), and club shows in Belgium, Portugal, Germany and Canada, with many more on the horizon.
As well as Afriquoi’s own album output, Afriquoi’s remix work has been much loved by DJs across the globe, with remixes already under their belt for Vieux Farka Touré, Pierre Kwenders, Tinariwen, Amadou Diagne and Nubiyan Twist, as well as remixes of Afriquoi coming thick and fast by some rising stars of Global Music in a range of different styles.
Expect some heavy original unreleased business!
FAITH I BRANKO
After incredible shows at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden and our weekly Thursday event, we are very proud to invite Faith i Branko for their first weekend Woodburner show. Fronted by blistering virtuoso violinist Branko Ristic, and backed by their funk-heavy rhythm section, this is a failsafe party experience ready to explode onto the London scene.
Free Before 9pm
£5 between 9 - 10pm
£10 after 10pm
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