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Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

Youmna Saba

Participant to the School of Sonic Memory residency

Cities to be visited :
Athens (HE), Alexandria (EGY), Marseille (FR)


Youmna Saba (Beirut, 1984) is a musician and musicologist whose research focuses on the interrelation between the vocal repertoire of classical Arabic music from the Mashriq and electronic and electroacoustic treatments. Her latest research project (Taïma’) investigates the qasida (a musical form that is based on the vocal improvisation of classical poetry texts) and the musical dimension(s) of the Arabic language, as tools to generate new methods of working with electronics.

She released 4 albums to this day and collaborated with musicians of different backgrounds, like Kamilya Jubran (PL), Mike Cooper (GB), Jean-Marc Montera (FR), Floy Krouchi (FR), Kyungso Park (SK), Piotr Kurek (PL), among others.

She took part in international programs and residencies (Hwaeom Residency, South Korea 2017, Sound Development City, 2016, Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea 2013…) and is a 3-time laureate of the music residency program at La Cité Internationale des Arts, in Paris (2020-2021).

Instagram: @youmnasaba