Yasmine Hamdan

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Yasmine Hamdan

Season 4 · Episode 8

Raised in war-torn Beirut during the 1970-80’s, Yasmine Hamdan is one of the few iconic figures of Arabian music who are also celebrated in the Western world. Since she propelled to underground stardom in the late 1990s as part of the electro duo Soapkills, Hamdan has been garnering a reputation as the modern face of Arabic music. Over the course of five albums, she has established a distinctive sound focused around her deliciously smoky voice, mingling old Arabic song with her own compositions while embracing unexpected musical experimentation.

Interview + 2nd Camera: Max Dax, DOP + editing: Lucia Lux, Photo: Lucia Lux, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes.

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