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Yasmine Hamdan

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Yasmine Hamdan, she is amazing sound which comes from Middle East. It is far away from classical East style that mixed with newest.

Yasmine Hamdan was born in Beirut in 1978. She had travelled many times during her life. She spent part her life in Greece, Gulf countries and Paris, and now she is living Beirut. Actually, she was born with Soapkills which is the one of famous electonic band in Middle East. This band became real with her friends. Soapkills is the only one indie/ electronic band in Arabic language and 4 band is following them. After all of them Yasmine Hamdan was called icon underground music area in Arabic world.

She went to Paris several years ago and had started to team up with Mirwais who was past of French electronic new wave band Taxi, Girl In The 80s and procuded/co-wrote Madonna’ s ”Music” as well as ” The American Live” album. And she set up Arabology album (2008) by using name Y.A.S.

After that she team up with Marc Colin who mastermind in this case, became real her own solo album which is called ” Ya Nass”. Ya Nass is vibrant and soft band which has own style. The forgetten details from Arabic woman singer, some of them are Aisha, El Marta, Asmahan, inspired all of song meaning, melody and harmony in every each song which are written in Ya Nass.

Songs are telling us what happened in Middle East history about freedom and developing and there are many irony in it.

Yasmine Hamdan is different from the other because of quality which she has specific style only belongs to herself that is innovative, amazing and the most precious reason is that she is using different dialects in Arabic language. She is helping people to lose theirself in her songs with amazing Arabic pronounciation and soft sound. And when she is doing that she is getting help from present day technology and presenting her renewable structure.

This amazing, gergous sound was in İstanbul İKSV saloon on 6th october. I hope she will come again.

Posted October 12th, 2013.

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Kilim & Carpet Painting Exhibition at Rahmi M. Koc Museum

Turkish Kilims, Rugs and Carpets… All have distinctive magical patterns. Because of they are not just lovely objects but precious heirlooms that will be cherished by each generation to come, Georgios Maroudas who is a greece famous painter decided to make them appear on canvas.

Rahmi M. Koc museum which was opened to visitors in 199 and in 1996 it was honoured to receive a special award from the Council of Europe’s “European Museum of the Year Award” hosted Georgios Maroudas’ painting exhibition in which Turkish kilims, rugs and carpets were main theme  and named with “A Charming Reality” between 21th December 2011 and 18 March 2012.

 

Posted June 13th, 2013.

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Mini Jazz Concert at Istanbul Metro

Is not it funny to listen to live jazz music while traveling with subway? Some lucky passangers of Istanbul’s metro experienced this feel.

BUMK Jazz Choral Society members (Bogazici Universitesi Muzik Klubu, Bosphorus University Music Club) had prepared an enjoyable suprise to people who was traveling with Istnabul’s metro. During the travel time of  two stations, sudenly they started to sign a Jazz music.

Here is this funny video, enjoy it…

Posted May 31st, 2013.

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