Yasmine Hamdan ‘Al Jamilat’

21/03/2017

With her debut solo album Ya Nass (2013), Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan –  previously a member of cult duo Soap Kills – introduced her personal, modern take on Arabic pop. With her new album Al Jamilat (‘The Beautiful Ones’), released on Crammed Discs, she pursues her musical exploration, while taking a look at the mutations at work within the Arab world. Her unique vision is fully realised in this new album, which she jointly produced with UK producers Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, Lily Allen) and Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Carl Barât), and recorded with contributions from NY musicians Shahzad Ismaily (Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, John Zorn, Marc Ribot) and Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley.