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" album). Under the Y.A.S. moniker, Yasmine and Mirwais recorded the "Arabology" album, which came out in 2009.
 
After collaborating with CocoRosie for a while, Yasmine teamed up with Nouvelle Vague mastermind Marc Collin to create her mesmerizing, self-titled debut album "Ya Nass".  

Yasmine Hamdan has started performing her new repertoire in concert, with a band which includes Marc Collin and two other musicians. They've recently played several shows in Cairo, where the enthusiastic crowd reception and the intrigued media reactions confirmed the uniqueness of Yasmine status in the region.

Yasmine will appear in Jim Jarmusch's upcoming movie, she plays… herself, and is featured singing a song she wrote for the occasion ("Hal", which is featured in this album). Yasmine's tracks have repeatedly been used in films, sometimes with unexpected consequences: she met her husband, brilliant Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman, after he used two Soapkills tracks in his award-winning movie "Divine Intervention"…

News

Crammed Discs artists take Glastonbury Festival by storm


Juana Molina, SKIP&DIE and Yasmine Hamdan will all perform at the UK's premier festival this week.

YASMINE HAMDAN to play special screenings of Jim Jarmusch's new film


Yasmine and other musicians from the "Only Lovers Left Alive" soundtrack to perform at launch parties.

CRAMMED DISCS Mini-Festival à Paris


6 juin, 20h : MAÏA VIDAL ///////// 7 juin, 19h30 : AMATORSKI puis YASMINE HAMDAN (feat. Marc Collin de Nouvelle Vague)

YASMINE HAMDAN's London debut turning heads


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

Crammed takes over the Nuits Botanique Festival…


SKIP&DIE, La Chiva Gantiva, Maïa Vidal, Yasmine Hamdan all appear on May 4 & 5. Watch the video invitation by the artists!

Live Dates

04/10/2014
CH
Epalinges
09/10/2014
FR
Gaite Lyrique - Paris
30/10/2014
TR
Istanbul
Akbank Jazz Festival
15/11/2014
CH
Zurich
16/11/2014
GB
London
with Tinariwen

Releases

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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SOUNDS, Visuals & More

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