Singer-songwriter Yasmin Shah will be performing at the Pitchtime (located at Allée Emile Rigal, Dourdan, France) on Saturday, June 7, 2014, starting at 9:00pm.
Yasmin Shah—daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and an Indian father—grew up in the United States, spent a few of her childhood years in Puerto Rico, and has been based in Paris, France, for many years. I had the pleasure of being her 8th grade teacher in Puerto Rico. An incredibly bright student (excelling at everything) and extremely articulate, Yasmin was always an enigma: would she turn out to be a nuclear physicist, a famous writer, a chemist, a visual artist, a critic, a literature professor, or an oenologist? Many years later, I found Yasmin (and her equally gifted sister, Sheila) and—lo and behold—she was a jazz singer and was living in Paris! It is always exciting for me to hear news of her performances.
As described by Reverbnation, “Raised in a potpourri culture [. . .] Yasmin grew up and studied piano in a down beat San Francisco environment. Deeply influenced by movies and pop from the seventies, Paul McCartney, classical music and rock she combines all these currents in her own songs with a strong emotional drive. As a songstress she describes her female condition with irony, rage, hope, love and also a lot of humor.”
Listen to her “I’m bored” here:
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