Yasmine El Baramawy

OneBeat 2017 Fellow

Composer, Oud Player

Cairo, Egypt

Yasmine El Baramawy is a Cairo-based oud player, composer and sound designer. Yasmine studied Arabic music with the prominent oud player Naseer Shamma, performing in his orchestra for three years, and also learned from revered Egyptian composer and violinist Abdo Dagher. Yasmine’s first self-recorded album is haunting and intimate, addressing issues of gender-based violence; Yasmine has since dedicated her record’s profits to those who were sexual assaulted in Tarir Square (during the Egyptian revolution of 2011). A vocal proponent of human rights, Yasmine was invited to speak at Amnesty International’s 2016 Human Rights Week in Norway. Highly active in the Cairo music scene, Yasmine currently performs in a number of ensembles and teaches music courses to youth through the Adef Foundation.