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Lour Yasin

Lour Yasin

She/They

Lour Yasin

She/They

Biography

Lour Yasin, known mononymously as Lour, is a Palestinian lyricist, composer, and performer. Born in Jerusalem, Lour studied music at the Edward Said Conservatory of Music, majoring in Voice and Oud studies. In 2023, Lour was awarded the Rim Banna Award for Music Production and has garnered six prestigious awards in the United States, including the William W. Kleinhandler Prize and the Ruth Scott Sanford Memorial Prize, for her contributions to theatre and music. Lour was recognized as a 2022 Lin-Manuel Miranda Fellow and gained widespread attention in 2020 when named QUADIO's "Artist of the Week" after her rendition of singer Fairouz's "Kan Ana Tahoun" went viral on YouTube.

Presently, Lour is immersed in the development of two new musicals: "Under the Sheet" and "AREA D." "Under the Sheet" is a groundbreaking fusion of hip-hop, rap, Latin, and mariachi music, slated to premiere at IRT Theatre in August. Meanwhile, "AREA D" merges Broadway melodies with Arab Pop and Middle Eastern classical music. Lour is revered as a pioneer in Jerusalem for her innovative genre-fusion compositions, known for infusing fresh perspectives into her music effortlessly. Notably, Lour served as the music director for the debut of the "One Thousand And One Nights" musical at the Ramallah Cultural Palace in the West Bank, where her adept direction of both the rock band and Middle Eastern orchestra was met with resounding acclaim during the arts ceremony.

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Other Countries

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Theatrical Bookwriter
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

Primary Instruments

  • Drums
  • Electronic/Computer Music
  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Guitar - electric
  • Lute
  • Mandolin
  • Marimba
  • Percussion (African)
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Voice

Software

  • Ableton
  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Musescore
  • QLab

Additional Skills

  • Theatrical Director
  • Theatrical Producer
  • Playwright
  • Actor-Musician
  • Singer/Performer
  • Film Scoring
  • Arts Administration
  • Script Supervisor

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)

Person of Color?

  • Yes