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Vocals take center stage in Yasmine Hamdan’s new brand of Arabic electro-pop
In the world of underground music, electro-pop singer Yasmine Hamdan is known for Soapkills, the duo she started with Zeid Hamdan (no relation) in Beirut in the 1990s. But as she breaks away from the influence of that formative band and defines herself as a solo artist, the singer-songwriter is slowing it down and taking the time to let her unique vocals sink in.
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At the Genaina theater, the audience went haywire, everybody already knew all the words, and eventually stormed the stage, and then backstage. “It only happens in Cairo,” says violinist Haig Papazian of Mashrou’ Leila.