November 19, 2018 (Detroit)—Ever since the release of her debut album, Ya Nass (2013), Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan’s personal, modern take on Arabic pop music has been getting tremendous global attention. She performs at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. as part of the museum’s Friday Night Live! series. While Hamdan’s vocals are definitely connected to traditional Arabic music, her arrangements include elements of Western electronic, pop and folk music.

Hamdan has performed prestigious shows on four continents, including for the launch of Jim Jarmusch’s film “Only Lovers Left Alive,” in which she sings in one of the movie’s most memorable scenes. On Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. the Arab American National Museum (AANM) will show “Only Lovers Left Alive” followed by a talk with Hamdan.

The concert and movie presentation are a partnership with the DIA and AANM. Both events are free, but registration is required for the AANM program. To register, go to

Museum Hours and Admission

9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $14 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 for college students, $6 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.