8 December 2017, 6 PM - 7 PM

Celebrating the return of Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival, Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture is honored to invite you to a conversation with Yasmine Hamdan moderated by Pierre Abi Saab.

Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan first emerged onto the music scene with Soapkills, the pioneering indie electronic band she founded along with Zeid Hamdan in Beirut in the late ’90s. After two albums, Cheftak (2002) and Enta Fen (2005), the group split, with Yasmine Hamdan relocating to France, where she recorded the album Arabology, released in 2009 by Universal France. In 2012, Yasmine joined forces with Nouvelle Vague’s Marc Collin to produce her debut solo album, Ya Nass which received wide critical acclaim.

Her unique vision is fully realised in her latest album Al Jamilat, which she jointly produced with UK producers Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, Lily Allen) and Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Carl Barât) and that was released by Brussels-based label Crammed Discs.

Prior to this talk, Yasmine will be opening Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival on Thursday 7 December at The Grand Factory. For more info: 


Location: Auditorium, Second Floor | Free Entrance; Places are Limited


Al-Akhbar, Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival

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