After hearing a podcast from scientists concluding the dire prediction of marine life failing by 2048, Randa Khamis was committed to using the global platform she and the Soul Kingdom enjoy in spreading this urgent message. The outfit tours extensively, having played festivals all across Australia and Europe (from Parklife in Melbourne to St Paul Soul Jazz Festival in France) and supports big-name artists such as Lionel Richie and Cat Empire, so has the perfect opportunity to do their part to change the world.
An afro-beat and Middle Eastern instrumentation of “2048” (featuring Esfandier Shahmir on Ney) ensures that its global message can be shared by all the peoples of the planet, a planet songwriter Randa Khamis holds grave concerns for. As the daughter of parents who as children fled from war in Palestine, and were then forced to seek refuge in Australia from Jordan once baby Randa arrived, this pocket rocket chanteuse knows the power in bringing cultures together to make a fresh new start. And in dancing; there has to be lots of dancing!