Feminist Lebanese artist Yasmine Hamdan is coming to LA! Our friends at Girl Underground have shared an article about her new LP, Al Jamilat; read an excerpt below and be sure to visit their site for more information. Also be sure to download the Thrillcall app for your chance to win tickets to see Hamdan perform at the El Rey on November 14th!
Native to Lebanon and now residing in Paris, Yasmine Hamdan is easily an underground icon in the Arabic world and a bridge between diversity through the melting pot of music. Since her founding of the electronic duo, Soapkills, noted to be one of the first of its genre in Beirut, Hamdan’s structures and wordplay acted as support for postwar Lebanese adolescents. Following up her 2013 debut, Ya Nass via Crammed Discs, Hamdan returns with Al Jamilat (The Beautiful Ones), which is taken from the Mahmoud Darwish poem to which Hamdan explains is an “ode to womanhood, celebrating beauty in multiplicity and contradictions.” Embracing each component that creates Hamdan, Al Jamilat is more than a collection of stories, but more so true beauty through the pain and relief that connects us all on a human level translated through the language of music.
Read more on Girl Underground.