It’s been said 47Soul is a band that is “rooted in the Palestinian Diaspora”. Surely “uprooted” would be more to the point.  47Soul, which consists of Tareq Abu Kwaik, Ramzy Suleiman and Walaa Sbait lives in exile in London and thrives off of a global network of dispossessed Palestinians and their sympathizers. The sound is a new one, blending traditional ...

A GERMAN-EGYPTIAN MEMORY OF EDWARD W. SAʿID Edward Said loved music, and I loved his love of music, as well as the musicality that characterized everything, he did. Teju Cole, "A Quartet for Edward Said," from Black Paper  (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2021)[1] [1] I thank Teju Cole for providing me with this script, and Roni Mann for her comments on an ...

**** Readers of Berlin Bazzar may be familiar with Parisian oud player Kamilya Jubran for her collaborative work with Swiss based trumpeter and electro-pioneer Werner Hassler. Back in 1982, while still in Jerusalem, she joined a band called Sabreen, which translates as “Those Awaiting” – an all-Palestinian band, which became the voice of the Intifada. New is that Akuphone has ...

Snaking synth lines and exotic chord sequences collide with vigorous bass-laden beats and housy bedrock foundations, as East meets West in irresistible, unpredictable Levantine soundscapes. Zenobia serves up ten by turns moody and euphoric tracks straight outta Haifa - a seaside town in the north of Israel-Palestine known for its relatively large numbers of Palestinian inhabitants, and its burgeoning electronic ...