Born in Lebanon, Yasmine Hamdan first found success as one half of the duo Soapkills, one of the first to play electronic Arabic pop music in their homeland. Between 1999 and 2005, the band released three albums (Bater, Cheftak, Enta Fen), launching Hamdan as an underground icon. After the turn of the millennium, she moved to Paris, where she recorded an album with Mirwais Ahmadzaï - founder of the popular 1980s band Taxi Girl - under the title Arabology, then collaborated on the CocoRosi...e album Grey Oceans.
Hamdan's first solo album Ya Nass was released in 2013, reworking classic Middle Eastern melodies on a foundation of pop and electronic sounds. With this CD, she paid homage to the female singers of the 1950s who stood up for emancipation and human rights. Her producer and co-writer was Marc Collin of the group Nouvelle Vague, who besides electronic programming allowed considerable space for guitars and percussion. With the track Hal from the album, Hamdan - playing herself - had a cameo in the Jim Jarmusch vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive, in which she enchanted both living and undead alike.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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