Bassel Almadani brings a Syrian heart and a Chicago soul to his singular, funk-inspired compositions. The Syrian-American led group has recently performed at SXSW’s special showcase ContraBanned: #MusicUnites, performing alongside other artists from the diaspora of countries targeted by the travel ban under the former presidential administration. Their recent studio album follows a journey to Istanbul, where they continued their commitment to building a better future for Syria by aiding displaced Syrian refugees. Themes of resiliency, love and loss lyrically frame The Supernaturals’ “captivating” (Paste) performance style.