Having grown up in Haifa, on the shores of the Mediterranean at the foothills of the Carmel Mountain, her unmistakable sound, which blends dirty electric guitar tones and classical technique with a penchant for intimate storytelling and bold, unabashed poetry, was born out of a roaring Palestinian underground scene.
As a songwriter and classical guitar player since the age of 10, Rasha has long been fostering a sound that moves seamlessly between the resonances of early rock and roll and the reckless echoes of free jazz. Her songs, which are at once completely uninhibited and yet fiercely controlled, exist in a space where fire fights the quiet moments when silence floods in, violins wail, and her words, though delicately delivered, cut deep.
Her debut EP, Am I, which was produced by Mark Smulian and written and recorded between England and the Middle-East, was released in June of 2016.
Rasha is currently writing and recording her debut full-length album, and is scheduled to embark on a European tour, which kicks off in June and includes dates at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.