Yasmine Hamdan

Yasmine Hamdan was born in Lebanon, and has lived in Gulf countries and Greece. She is considered an underground icon throughout the Arab world ever since SoapKills, the emblematic duo she founded in Beirut, which must have been the first indie/electronic band to appear in the Middle East, and whose music had become the soundtrack to the vibrant, young arts scene which developed in postwar Lebanon. After moving to Paris, Yasmine wrote and recorded the "Arabology" album with musician/producer Mirwais (of Madonna fame), under the Y.A.S. moniker, and also collaborated with CocoRosie for a while. Yasmine Hamdan then joined forces with Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague) to write and produce her first solo album (for Kwaidan Records), which came out internationally (in a revised version with five new tracks) in 2013 on Crammed Discs, under the title Ya Nass. Her lastest solo album, Al Jamilat, was released on March 2017 on Crammed Discs and is produce by Yasmine alongside UK producers Luke Smith & Leo Abrahams.