Bassel & the Supernaturals

 

Friday, August 5, 2017
7:00PM
Doors will open at 6:00PM

Bassel & The Supernaturals

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Based in Chicago, Syrian American soul singer Bassel Almadani, brings a humanitarian message through mellow grooves of sound as he translates his grief into soul, funk, and activism.  Bassel’s heartfelt music connects neighbors, while teaching about the plight of Syrian Refugees.

Even before starting work on their newest release, Elements, dedicated to tragedies in Almadani’s life, including the murder of his cousin, the destruction of his home and the sudden death of the band’s bassist, Bassel & The Supernaturals, were on the road giving concerts at universities and churches in an effort to raise awareness about what is happening in Syria.

Bassel’s music had always dealt with personal feelings and experiences, and suddenly nothing was more personal than the war in Syria, so he started writing about that.  Through combining his concerts with informal question and answer sessions, where no question is “out of bounds”,  Bassel discovered he could help those in the United States connect with people profoundly affected by war half a world away.

A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be sent to the Karam Foundation, a Chicago based organization that seeks to aid Syrian refugees in, and around, the areas affected by the war.  The Karam Foundation provides emergency aid, educational resources, shelter, and many other things to those affected by the devastation in Aleppo and the surrounding areas.

From the Karam Foundation website:
Karam Foundation was founded in 2007 in Chicago — a small, non-profit organization determined to do big things. Karam means generosity in Arabic — our simple vision was to give what was needed to those who needed it anywhere around the world. Ten years ago, we started with a food drive on the south-side of Chicago. Today, our impact expands across Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan, building a better future for thousands of Syrian families.”

Who are Bassel and The Supernaturals?  Watch this video from a recent appearance on "Different Drummers" to find out more about the band and their message.

 

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