With Charged Lyrics and Beautiful Melodies, This Syrian-American Band Is Not to Be Missed
Support a great cause while listening to lively music at this event on Thursday! On March 7th, Chicago-based band Bassel & The Supernaturals will perform live at Rolling Hills Presbyterian church in honor of the Refugee Awareness Event. There, the band will celebrate the release of their new single “Calculated Love,” which is the first song to be revealed from Bassel’s highly anticipated new album Smoke & Mirrors (to be released May 2019).
The album continues to reinforce the band’s “Syrian heart, Chicago soul,” while also dismantling the myth of glamour, glitz and fame that people commonly associate with entertainers. The latter is apparent in the band’s latest single, “Calculated Love.” Bassel explains, “Calculated Love is about everyday real love – watching movies with sweat pants on, eating pizza... it sets a different tone for meaningful love by contradicting the Hollywood romance we all seem to be chasing after.”
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 million others. The soulful Syrian-American vocalist and his ensemble broke out with their 2017 release Elements, which earned them critical praise from Noisey, Huffington Post, Associated Press, Reuters, Al Jazeera, Now This, PRI The World, Paste, and more.
Bassel donated over 20% of their merchandise proceeds to humanitarian relief through the Karam Foundation during their campaign. It also landed the band at SXSW’s 2017 “ContraBand: #MusicUnites” showcase, which featured musicians from countries affected by the U.S. travel ban. The fantastic showcase sent the message that music transcends borders to unite rather than divide.
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch new music from Bassel & The Supernaturals as they showcase songs from their upcoming album! Admission is free. Donations are accepted. This is an all-ages event.
The Royale at City Place Apartments, an extraordinary blend of comfortable and convenient apartments in Overland Park, Kansas, would like to remind our friends and neighbors of this event! Make the most out of your free time and check it out before it’s too late.
Thursday, March 7, 2019—6:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas 66207