Mon, January 13th

Yasmine Hamdan

TICKETS

Doors 6.30 pm
Show 7.15 pm
Advance Price $15 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $20
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door


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Yasmine Hamdan has dominated the Arab underground scene from Beirut for years under the names Soap Kills & Y.A.S and becoming an icon as their frontwoman.

Writer, composer, and singer, Yasmine Hamdan's new project with Marc Collin moves Yasmine to the forefront for her solo career.

What is it then? A collection of oriental classics revisited to today's tastes? It's all the contrary... Yasmine has an obsession, and it's that Middle Eastern divas who have always inspired her, whether Asmahan, Leila Murad, Shadia, or Munira Al Mahdiyya, never stopped representing for her a zenith of modernism, femininity, and sensuality. For Yasmine, the dirty, insolent breaking beats of Iraqi Choubi are already electropop, of which the Iraqis would be enthusiastic fans.

Marc Collin is the producer of Yasmine Hamdan's first solo album due in 2012. In September 2011 they met in Marc's studio, Yasmine brought along some songs she'd written, and many favored classics from her huge collection of rare veteran Arab albums. Far from the idea of making remixes, these songs were used as samplers: from this piece, she picked a melody, a chorus, a method of vibrating the Arabic. From there onwards the lines were repeated, all their arrangements re-worked to yield an original. It won't be a remake, nor a tribute, nor a modernization, but rather a remote memory of a melody.

The album swings though varied tempos with Yasmine's voice singing in the Lebanese dialect sitting at the front of all tracks, mesmerising at times, explosive chorus's, polyphonic rhythms & at times her voice becomes a weapon of seduction.


 
 
 Francesca Blanchard

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Francesca Blanchard is a singer-songwriter born and raised in France who traveled the globe with her family before she settled in the small town of Charlotte in beautiful rural Vermont. Her music reflects on her travels, both physical and emotional. Francesca's EP "Songs On An Ovation" features a collection of songs in French and English played on her mother's Ovation guitar.

“Blanchard’s debut EP, Songs on an Ovation, is quietly and profoundly stunning. It is a humble ode to love, heartbreak and home that says more about all three topics in the span of 17 minutes than some songwriters do over entire careers. A remarkable debut.” - Dan Bolles, Seven Days 

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**Dinner Special Details** 

Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 
Dinner options include:
Option 1: Mediterranean Plate, Salad and a Soda
Option 2: Hamburger, Salad, Humus and a Soda
Option 3: Marinated Grilled Chicken Cubes, Salad, Humus and a Soda
Option 4: Kale Salad, Humus and a Soda