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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Bassel & The Supernaturals

The Ferenjis

7 p.m.

$10 advance, $12 day of show

21 and over

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Bassel & The Supernaturals

Syrian Heart, Chicago Soul

Bassel & The Supernaturals

Bassel & The Supernaturals combines neo-soul and funk with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria that has affected Bassel Almadani's family along with 10,000,000 others.

The soulful Syrian-American vocalist and his ensemble donate over 20% of their merchandise proceeds to humanitarian relief through the Karam Foundation, including $3,000 from the preorder campaign for their full-length album, Elements (2017). Their latest album - drawing inspiration from artists such as Snarky Puppy, Jamiroquai, and Steely Dan's "Aja" - was premiered by Noisey (Vice), and led to their involvement in the nationally-acclaimed SXSW 2017 showcase 'ContraBanned: #MusicUnites' featuring artists from the diaspora of countries targeted by the travel ban. They've since been featured on PRI, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Paste Magazine, Huffington Post, NowThis, and many others.

Bassel co-produced the multi-genre humanitarian tour 'Amplify Peace' in collaboration with several other Arab-American artists from predominantly Muslim countries impacted by war (Omar Offendum, Kayem, Ronnie Malley, and Asad Jafri). Highlights from their debut tour in October 2017 included performances at the John F. Kennedy Center, the Arab American National Museum, and a feature by the Associated Press. The program features a dynamic, multi-genre performance by socially conscious artists along with a variety of educational packages featuring lectures, interactive workshops, and a Q&A.

Performing over 55 tour dates on average per year across the US and Canada with internationally touring artists such as Youssou N'Dour, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, Emancipator, The Dandy Warhols, Sinkane, and many others - Bassel & The Supernaturals is preparing to release another full-length album, Smoke & Mirrors (2019).

 

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The Ferenjis

Funk/Fusion, Neo-Soul band hai

The Ferenjis

 

A four piece from Salem, The Ferenjis are Trevor Fischer on guitar, Peter Ellis on drums/bass, Jason Pluemke on drums/bass, and Andrew Norman on keys/synths.

Peter, Jason, and Andrew have been playing on and off together since their college years. They were planning to cover the Killers for a 2000's show at The Space in West Salem in April, 2017, and realized that they needed a fourth. Andrew recommended that they add Trevor, who was one of his former piano students. When the 2000's show was over, the four of them realized that they didn't want to stop playing together. After throwing around several different band names and ideas, The Ferenjis was officially formed.

Since the bands formation, they have continued to experiment and grow together as musicians. They are continually looking for inspiration in different areas and are evolving their sound. While their sound may change through the years, they are still always going to be the same as they were at that first show: four dudes who really like playing music together.

 

 

 

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