Y.A.S.

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Y.A.S.
Origin France
Genres Electronic, synthpop, techno
Years active 2007–present
Labels AZ, Universal Music Group
Members Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Yasmine Hamdan

Y.A.S. is an electronic music duo, formed in 2007 in Paris, France, and consists of Mirwais Ahmadzaï (keyboard/guitar) and Yasmine Hamdan (vocals).[1]

The duo began recording their debut album, Arabology, in 2007. Ahmadzaï wanted to create an electronic music album that had an Arab identity. Moreover, he wanted to present a different representation of Arab culture to balance the view of Arabs as "terrorists" often publicized in the Western media.[2] The album was released in France and Belgium in June 2009 to positive reviews from music critics.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Staying Alive" (2008)
  • "Get It Right" (2009)
  • "Yaspop" (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duncan, Don. "When Arabic Met Pop". The Wall Street Journal. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ (in French) "Mirwais, un héros très discret". LeCourrier.ch. 13 January 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  3. ^ Duncan, Don. "Musical pioneer prowls the Lebanese stage". GlobalPost. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2010.

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