RUSNAM is a Berlin based producer.
She produces music influenced by the music she grew up with
– R&B and Hip-Hop, also the Berlin techno that sorrounds her,
while never forgetting her cultural heritage - her turkish and arab roots.
Her musical experiences and projects were always rooted in her identity
– as a singer & songwriter of "Gülina" band and
as a project leader of music empowerment workshops,
which support girls and young women* from conflict areas.
In RUSNAM she ties all her skills and cultural influences together to form
something new and exciting.
A musical experience based on heavy basslines and kicks,
reversed and deconstructed middle eastern sounds & hypnotic soundscapes
- trippy and deep.
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 recently produced
a song for a black female rapper from Berlin Basstett - „Fadenkreuz“ and
a piece for the theatre project "Allothroe Europe / Echo of democracy" from Greece
in using voices and sounds of the original audio recording
(sounds of the demonstration - 20th october 2020) - "Voices of resistance".
In 2021 she worked on & performed the musical performance "ctrl.xx.tension",
funded by "Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa",
featuring different female* BPoC musicians
& performer Nora Amin.
Her idea is to reflect the images of women in pop music from the late 90s / early 2000 and deconstruct their songs, to recreate their music free from stereotypes. The personal discrimination experiences of all musicians participating play an important part in this project.