Bassel and the Supernaturals — a neo-soul funk band fronted by Syrian-American vocalist Bassel Alamadani — brought their emotional yet delightful music to the Frequency on the last rainy Sunday night of October. Not being able to stay long enough for the headliner Sinkane, I was impressed by the melodies and stories of this opening band. Besides performing songs featuring stories of love, loss and the war in Syria that has affected his family, Almadani also shared his experience growing up as a Syrian-American living in the United States, his memories of visiting relatives in Syria and how the song “Lost” was inspired by the heart wrenching death of his cousin, who was killed during the war. These deeply personal experiences created something greater than the music; the audience could feel a connection with Almadani through his stories.
Take a look at our gallery below to get a look at the night of the show.
BASSEL AND THE SUPERNATURALS