World Music Institute continues its Counterpoint series with Yasmine Hamdan.
WMI’s Counterpoint series showcases contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what “world music” can mean as the divisions between cultures become less prominent in the 21st century.
When & where
Wednesday November 8, 2017 @ 8pm
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
Tickets $25 advance / $30 day of show, 18+
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.
Presented in association with Le Poisson Rouge