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47SOUL stopped by KEXP this week. The band fuses traditional Arabic dance music with electronic hip hop – they call it Sham-step. The 47 in their groups name is a reference to 1947 – the year before the Arab-Israeli War, when 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from the State of Israel. All four members of the group are a part of the Arab Palestinian Diaspora. KEXP’s Wo’Pop DJ Darek Mazzone talked to the members of 47SOUL about the group's message and being an Arabic band touring the United States.
Alda Agustiano on her (former) job as a line cook and the sounds you can only find in a kitchen.
For artists and musicians, it’s not easy to perform in the United States if you are coming from another country. Obtaining a visa is expensive and complicated. Musicians are sometimes detained at the border and are forced to cancel shows. In fact, for many musicians living north or south of the U...
Friends since high school, J. Robbins and Damon Locks interview each other for KEXP to talk about the past and new projects.