November 16, 2017
Thursday, 8 PM
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St, Manhattan
Presented in association with (le) poisson rouge
$25 advance/$35 day of show |18+
Standing room with limited unreserved seating
Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan is hailed as “Arabic music’s modern voice” (The New York Times). She first emerged onto the music scene with Soapkills, the iconic underground indie electronic band she co-founded in Beirut in the late ’90s. She has a personal, modern take on Arabic pop - while her vocals are connected to traditions of Arabic music, she takes a fresh and unconventional approach and draws elements from contemporary Western electronic, pop and folk music. Yasmine has lived in many countries and has been immersed in many cultures, and thus has learned to create from a hybridized point of view. Her songs show her interest in exploring encounters with different cultures, and where the encounter with Arabic music becomes effortless.
If you think you know what Middle Eastern music sounds like, think again.”- NPR
This concert is part of our Counterpoint Series.