Price: £13 in advance
Status: Tickets available (Updated on 29th November 2016)
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Doors open at 7:30 PM – Event ends at 11:00 PM
Age: You must be 18 years of age or more to attend this event (with or without a guardian) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.
About 47SOUL + Cairo Liberation Front
Convergence joins forces with Continental Drifts to present an exhilarating bill in the determined spirit of the Arab Spring with 47SOUL and Cairo Liberation Front leading the way in producing new sounds drawing on diverse Arabic influences.
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 synthesisers, 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.
“Womad is best when it’s edgy…. and nothing summed this up more than 47SOUL, a Palestinian collective whose Pan-Arabic street music was spine-tingling. Their take on protest music with a groove … pure Womad in a bottle.” The Telegraph
Cairo Liberation Front are Electro Cha3bi pioneers. Electro cha3bi comes from the popular neighbourhoods of Cairo. Using cracked software; they make a heady mix of Arabic rhythms, American hip-hop and European dance music. Like Omar Souleyman meeting Sean Paul and Aphex Twin at a wedding party, it has the live power of punk rock shows and early house parties. On stage the avant-garde Cairo Liberation Front perform a highly energetic set with a DJ and an MC.
Produced by Convergence in association with Continental Drifts
Convergence is a music + art + technology series that has established itself as the new platform for album-launches, collaborations, experimentation, and one-off conceptual events.
Convergence 2017 takes place across London from Tuesday 20 – Saturday 25 March 2017.