Arb‘een (40) release concert
A project by Youmna Saba

Written, arranged and performed by Youmna Saba
Live visuals illustrated by Joseph Kai; animated and prepared by Joe Elias.

Arb‘een (40) is Youmna’s latest project: a solo experiment in songwriting, challenging narrative structures and proposing alternative readings of time and continuity. It is rendered by use of oud and guitar, vocals and live visuals inspired by the circularity of the project’s recurrent themes. It borrows elements from the Arabic music tradition, and blends them with electronic treatments, sonic textures and loops.

Arb‘een (40) album credits:
Written, arranged and performed by Youmna Saba
Recorded and mixed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Recording Studios, Lebanon
Mastered by Lopazz at Mixmastering, Germany
Produced by Youmna Saba and Fadi Tabbal (Tunefork)
Album cover illustration and design by Joseph Kai

Tuesday 30 May 2017
Doors open at 9:30 PM
Concert starts at 10PM
Ticket: 20,000LBP
The album will be on sale during the event.

Youmna Saba
Youmna Saba is a Lebanese singer-songwriter who started her musical career in 2006 and has released three albums to this day (Njoum, 2014, Hal Bint Aabalha Tghanni, 2011, Min Aafsh el Beit, 2008).
Her recent work is focused on the relation between songwriting and storytelling, rendered in vocals, oud and guitar, and is being presented as a live performance (Arb’een (40)).
Youmna has collaborated with many musicians of different musical backgrounds: British songwriter Mike Cooper, Lebanese musician Fadi Tabbal, Korean gayageum player Kyungso Park, Polish composer Piotr Kurek, among others. She has taken part in international programs and residencies: Sound Development City (Spain, Morocco, 2016), Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea, 2013), OneBeat (USA, 2012)
Youmna holds a master’s degree in Musicology, focusing mainly on the parallels between classical Arabic music and Arabic visual art. She is a part-time instructor at the musicology department at the Antonine University.