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« on: Dec 23, 2013 07:14 PM »


I've actually never heard of her.... Am I getting old or something??  oldshaykha

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Meet the Hijabi Pop Star Taking America By Storm

Yuna is a Malaysian pop star whose most recent LP, Nocturnal, has quickly become one of the most notable releases of the year. Nocturnal, put out by Verve Records, is a potpourri of danceable landscapes overlaid with buttery-smooth vocals, buoyant lyricism, and a tasty sprinkling of Eastern sensibility.

Yuna's not only unique for her music, though. She is also one of the few women in global pop to wear a hijab. She is fast becoming an icon for hijabi women because she maintains traditional dress while excelling in the super-fashionable pop world.

With a career path that seems to be on a non-stop skyward trajectory, including an award from the Prime Minister of Malaysia and a collaboration with Pharrell, Yuna is sure to be a name you'll be hearing more often. PolicyMic had a conversation with the songwriter about the Malaysian music scene, her transition from Malaysia to the U.S., and her latest record.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/77317/meet-the-hijabi-pop-star-taking-america-by-storm
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 24, 2013 03:13 AM »

Yuna's been around for a while, mainly on the indie scene. She had an album out in 2012 which was quite good.   She also has her own fashion label and store which sells really pretty hijabs and other things.  It's interesting to see the way she wears her hijab in various ways, especially the circle scarf - the tutorials are fun to watch.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2013 11:25 AM »

I first knew of her from tumblr.  I saw a pic of her and I thought it was a really cool image of a hijabi with a guitar.  I always wanted to learn how to play one!  She makes pop music in the same vein as Norah Jones.  She's got a lovely voice.  Love her song 'Deeper Conversation'.  She deserves to break into mainstream success but she hasn't cracked it yet which is a shame.  She needs a radio break. 

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 27, 2013 06:16 AM »

She deserves to break into mainstream success but she hasn't cracked it yet which is a shame.  She needs a radio break. 

Totally agree. Some of her songs have made it into T.V. and film soundtracks though. Love the songs "Favourite Thing" and "Fading Flower".  Hope she does get a bigger break.
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2013 12:59 AM »

yeah I like her "see you go" one, I will support almost anything that works to make hijab more main stream, in the long run it makes my life easier=)
plus she's got a lovely voice!
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2014 07:46 AM »

This, I have to see. Insha-Allah.

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