Yasmine became known with Soapkills, the duo she founded in Beirut, which must have been the first indie/electronic band to appear in the Middle East. The music of Soapkills quickly became the soundtrack to the vibrant, young arts scene which developed in postwar Lebanon, the band gradually acquired an emblematic status and, to this day, Yasmine is considered as an undergound icon throughout the Arab world.

Yasmine moved to Paris a few years ago, and started working with Mirwais (who was part of French electronic new wave band Taxi Girl in the 80s, and produced/co-wrote Madonna's "Music" as well as the "American Life" ...

News

YASMINE HAMDAN's London debut turning heads


"The modern face of Arabic music" (The Guardian) is taking England by storm.

 
From radio to print, England has responded with a flurry of interviews and reviews of her "Ya Nass" album. A featured artist on BBC2's "Later with Jools Holland" (May 21 and 24), her "deliciously smoky voice, mingling old Arabic song with her own compositions, and embracing unexpected musical experimentation" (The Guardian) has set alight the English press, including a full page story in the Daily Telegraph, entitled "If you can feel the emotion, then it's for you"

Yasmine's storm of England continues:

24 MAY - BBC TWO TV  "Later... with Jools Holland

30 MAY - CONCERT @ THE ISLINGTON, LONDON N1 0XT

1 JUNE - BBC RADIO 4 "LOOSE ENDS" (6.20 pm)

2 JUNE - BBC RADIO 3 "WORLD ON 3" (10 pm) 

And we proudly announce Yasmine's return to the UK in October:
 
17 OCT - CONCERT @ BUSH HALL, LONDON W12  



Releases

YASMINE HAMDAN - Al Jamilat
YASMINE HAMDAN
Al Jamilat
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YASMINE HAMDAN - New 'Al Jamilat' album out now
YASMINE HAMDAN
New 'Al Jamilat' album out now
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YASMINE HAMDAN - Ya Nass
YASMINE HAMDAN
Ya Nass
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YASMINE HAMDAN - Ya Nass Remixes
YASMINE HAMDAN
Ya Nass Remixes
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