The upcoming album by Yasmine Hamdan, Ya Nass (Crammed Discs) is an elegant, borderless stream of electro folk pop, with acoustic guitars, vintage synths, and spellbinding atmospheres. The record is grounded in Yasmine’s evocative voice, which make these songs familiar, even as they are sung in various Arabic dialects.

To illustrate the new video for the track “Beirut”, with its nostalgic lyrics adapted from a text written in the 1940s by poet Omar El Zenni (see excerpt below), Yasmine Hamdan and her director Nadim Asfar used footage from super 8 films which were purchased in a Lebanese souk by one of Yasmine’s friends, who collects them.


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