Among the characteristics of the Lebanese singer-songwriter Youmna Saba’s music is that silence only makes its effect bigger. And there’s lot of silence on her magnificent new EP, “Njoum”.
Bringing traditional, expertimental, and contemporary influences together, Youmna escapes any categories. What’s more, you’ll also find it difficult to decide what kind of emotions her music evokes. The best way to describe songs like “Madd w Jazr” is, simply, not to do it.