Raed Yassin was born in Beirut in 1979. He graduated from the theater department at the Institute of Fine Arts in Beirut in 2003.
An artist and musician, Yassin's work often originates from an examination of his personal narratives and their workings within a collective history, through the lens of consumer culture and mass production. He has exhibited and performed his work in numerous museums, festivals and venues across Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Japan,Yassin was awarded the Fidus Prize (2009), the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2012), the AFAC grant for production (2010), the YATF grant for production (2008 & 2012) and the Cultural Resource grant for production (2008).
Yassin is one of the organizers of IRTIJAL Festival, and has released several music albums and founded the production company Annihaya in 2009. He is also a founding member of Atfal Ahdath, a Beirut based art collective.
He currently lives and works in Beirut and represented by Kalfayan Galleries (Athens–Thessaloniki). Alongside Swiss musician Paed Conca, Raed founded in 2006 the project Praed, a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics. Since its inception, the band has frequented numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. The band consists of two regular members: Raed playing keyboards, laptop, electronics and vocals, and Paed on clarinet, electric bass, and electronics.
This mixtape is focused on synths from the Third World. Romanian version here.