Concerts & Events

Wednesday, January 9, 2019  ·  8:30 PM


with special guest MC Shouly
World Music Wednesday

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

The music of 47SOUL combines Dabke, the traditional Palestinian street music and dance, with deep electronic beats mixed with sounds of the Middle East. Taking these sounds to the dance floor with analog synthesizers, dub-effects and trance inducing guitar lines, their lyrics delivered in tripped-out verses by four singers in a mixture of Arabic and English, call for freedom of movement on global dance floors and across border checkpoints. A celebration of freedom and the struggle for equality around the world.

In 2015 they released their debut EP ‘Intro to Shamstep', within 2 weeks it had amassed over 50,000 plays and their first music video 30,000 plays on youtube in the first week (now at over 1 million and rising by around 3K plays per day).

Five shows at Glastonbury the following summer, and a momentous set in WOMADs illustrious Red tent led the The Telegraph to include them in their highlights amongst De La Soul and Tinairiwen.

"Womad is best when it's edgy…and nothing summed this up more than 47Soul, a Palestinian collective whose Pan-Arabic street music on Friday afternoon was spine-tingling. Their take on protest music with a groove…pure Womad in a bottle." The Telegraph