Yasmine El Baramawy is an Egyptian composer, oud player, sound designer, and women’s rights activist. El Baramawy studied Arabic music in the Arab Oud House in Cairo, performing in its Eastern Orchestra for three years, and also learned from the composer and violinist Abdo Dagher and the Oud master Hazem Shaheen. She has created a distinctive style that combines the virtuosity of the oud - one of the world’s oldest instruments- with modified instruments and electronic experimentation.
El Baramawy has been performing her music since 2014. On top of performing in the eastern orchestra for over three years, she has performed in a number of international ensembles like 1b1 Orchestra and taught sound courses to youth in ADEF foundation in Egypt. Yasmine’s first self recorded album titled “Anonymous” was released in 2014 and addressed issues of gender-based violence, in particular highlighting the assaults women faced in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution of 2011. El Baramawy also has experience composing music and has built sound installations that combine poetry, spoken word and her oud playing.
In 2020, she relocated to Malmo as an ICORN artist in residence where she is working on her second album. Since her arrival, she has collaborated with Safemuse and Notam and performed in the Safe Havens Conference Global Stream 2020.
To find more of El Baramawy’s music, please visit her page on SoundCloud, her Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI_y1vbJPYl2ae5nTJEnhCA) and her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/YasmineBaramawy).