'Semitics' mixes stomping, no compromise dance music with powerful new songs and challenging, thoughtful lyrics in both Arabic and English. The album was recorded in London and includes a cast of London-based artists from around the world; from the German-Chilean MC Fedzilla to the British-Iraqi rapper Lowkey and British Palestinian rapper and singer Shadia Mansour. It also features musicians based in the Middle East including two of the best-known Palestinian rappers; the Jordan-based The Synaptik represents the “new school”, while hip hop veterans are represented by Tamer Nafar, who was one of the founders of the massively-influential DAM. The first track ‘Dabke System’ comes with a compelling video that is a dedication from 47SOUL to the Dabke dancers of the world.
Listen to 'Semitics' here.