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GenresElectronic, synthpop, techno
Years active2007–present
LabelsAZ, Universal Music Group
MembersMirwais 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]




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


  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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