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RUSNAM is a Berlin based music producer & singer & songwriter.

Her music is influenced by R&B & Hip-Hop, Berlin techno & her cultural heritage - her Turkish and Arab roots.

She places her identity at the center of her musical projects - an unique musical style reinterpretating traditional & classical instruments from the Middle East & North Africa blended into heavy bass lines, fused with an experimental approach and post-industrial elements. 

Inspired by World Music, Soul & HipHop, Experimental Techno.

In 2017 she founded an initiative "Faces of Change & Chance" which supports youngsters. Focused on girls and young women from conflict areas, the music empowerment workshops help them to process the past and the new, to express emotions as a chance for change.  

RUSNAM produced various tracks for theatres & female* musicians, e.g. „Fadenkreuz“ for Basstett, and

"Voices of resistance" for "Allothroe Europe / Echo of democracy" theatre from Greece. 

Her work is part of various music projects, e.g. the "Babylon Orchestra", the turkish conservatory of music & "Atze music theatre" Berlin. 

RUSNAM is the initiator of the audio-visual performance "ctrl.xx.tension", funded by "Senate for Culture & Europe". 

A deconstruction of pop songs from the nineties & early 2000 that shaped her youth - from female pop icons that provided for a stronger female self-image, but also reproduced a stereotypical image of women, music in which she was excluded as a musician with Turkish & Arab roots.

Here she works with performer Nora Amin from Egypt and confronted various Berlin based female* BPoC musicians about issues in relation to their discrimination experiences in music. 

Currently RUSNAM works on the interactive musical photo exhibition "de:code" that makes visible and tangible  the discrimination experiences of women* in the music world with narrative music pieces & life - size portraits. In collaboration with photographer Eva Zanettin & performer Nora Amin & the BIPoC collective "Decolonoize". 

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