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Yasmine Hamdan's latest performance during the Beirut & Beyond Music Festival marked the end of her 2017 world tour, which covered over 60 cities since March. She was promoting her second solo album "Al-Jamilat," an 11-track record that presents Hamdan's husky voice and indie-electro-pop style at its best. The Beirut-born singer-songwriter first emerged on the Beirut scene in the late-'90s, recording and performing in the now-seminal trip-hop duo Soapkills, with Zeid Hamdan. After moving to Paris, Hamdan, under the name Y.A.S., teamed up with Madonna collaborator Mirwais to record the 2008 album "Arabology". In 2013 she released her debut solo album "Ya Nass," her modern take on Arabic pop.Reflecting on the recent album and world tour, Hamdan says it was much more intense than when she toured "Ya Nass," but was very rewarding nevertheless.Lyrics are secondary, but Hamdan noted she is received differently when performing in Arab countries – or if there are pockets of Arabs in her audiences abroad.Performance was in the forefront of Hamdan's mind when she was creating "Al-Jamilat," having gained a big experience while touring "Ya Nass".
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