Bassel & The Supernaturals is an eclectic ensemble based in Chicago, IL led by the soulful vocals of Syrian-American songwriter Bassel Almadani. Their music combines neo-soul and funk with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria that has directly affected Bassel’s family along with over 10,000,000 others.
“Bassel Almadani doesn’t want audiences to just have a good time getting down at shows. He wants fans to leave Bassel & the Supernaturals shows with a sense of connection and, perhaps, new political awareness. The bandleader of the contemplative indie-funk ensemble is first-generation Syrian-American and has been using the band’s shows and releases to benefit humanitarian efforts in war-torn Syria.”
— Jessica Hopper, Chicago Tribune