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  • Yasmine Latkowski (Composer)

    Yasmine Latkowski, a respected music composer and performer known for her enchanting compositions, has gained recognition for her talent in blending diverse cultural influences into her music. Her deep love for music revolves around creating meaningful connections, whether that’s on screen, through video games, or on stage with her performance ensemble.

    Inspired by her dual heritage and the captivating melodies and rhythms of Middle Eastern music, Yasmine embarked on a musical adventure that led her to compose many production albums and documentary scores, often alongside esteemed session players such as Tim Garside, Joelle Barker, and the Klezmer band She’ Koyokh. She also works with the rich and unique sounds of Balkan, Nordic, and Celtic musical traditions. Her latest albums include “Celtic Pipes,” with bagpiper Tim Eastwood, and “Suspended in Time,” both published by Media Tracks, as well as “Middle Eastern Spirits” and “Insights,” both published by West One Music. These are skilful blends of these diverse elements, highlighting Yasmine’s versatility and deep understanding of global music. Publishers refer to her music as authentic, sophisticated, and elevating, creating beautiful works of art.

    Her contributions to the music industry have garnered widespread acclaim, including features on renowned platforms such as United Nations Summits, BBC Africa Eye, and BBC Panorama. Collaborations with Welsh games companies, backed by Creative Wales, have broadened her audience, along with her captivating performances at esteemed events like Focus Wales, International Eisteddfod, and Llangollen Fringe.

    In her upcoming band project “Panedeni,” Yasmine is teaming up with renowned songwriters Sion Rickard (Lo Fi Jones) and Ayoub Boukhalfa (Oasis Choir, National Theatre Wales), promising an exciting blend of Welsh and Arabic music and captivating storytelling that will undoubtedly contribute to her esteemed musical legacy. She will be performing in and around North Wales alongside Joelle Barker, Sam Slater, Katie Stevens, Tim Eastwood, Reuben Allen, and John Rahm.