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BIOGRAPHY

رَشا

اسم علم مؤنث عربي، أصله "رشاء"، وهو الطبيُ إذا قوي وتحرَّك ومشى مع أمه. والرشا أيضاً: شجرة تسمو فوق القامة، ورقها كورق الخروع ولا ثمر لها، ولا يأكلها أ؛د. والمعنى الأول هو المسمَّى به. وهو من أسماء القيان.

اصل اسم رَشا: عربي

رشأ

ولد الغزال والظبي الصغير

اصل اسم رشأ: عربي

"Nahas has theatricality of Weimar cabaret with added violins and rockabilly"

- The Guardian

Rasha Nahas is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and performance artist. Born and raised in Haifa and currently living and working in Berlin.

As a songwriter and classical guitarist since the age of 10, Rasha has long been fostering a sound that moves seamlessly between the resonances of early Rock n’ Roll and the reckless echoes of Free Jazz, added with her very own approach to songwriting and performance. 

 

Her unmistakable sound and unique artistic identity were born and shaped in the Palestinian underground scene in her home town of Haifa; fabrics of electric guitars combined with classical technique, with a penchant for fierce yet intimate storytelling carrying bold, unabashed poetry and howling violins.

 

Now 23 years old, with one EP out (Am I, 2016) and together with her captivating performance, Nahas has already toured and performed in Europe, South America, UK and the Middle East, including shows in Glastonbury Festival, SIM São Paulo, Midem, Sziget, Palestine Music Expo, and many other festivals.

 

Her debut full length album, which she co-produced in Berlin and recorded together with her band, is due to be released in early 2020 with a tour in Europe and the Middle East.