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Album Review: 'Ya Nass'

Out of influences as diverse as techno and Arabic classical music, Yasmine Hamdan weaves together a sound all her own on <em>Ya Nass</em>.
Out of influences as diverse as techno and Arabic classical music, Yasmine Hamdan weaves together a sound all her own on <em>Ya Nass</em>.

Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan redefines the concept of Middle Eastern music. Her debut album, Ya Nass, seamlessly fuses her roots in punk rock and techno with traditional Arabic sounds. Reviewer Banning Eyre says she is one of the most free-thinking and inventive artists singing in Arabic today.

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