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RUSNAM is a Berlin-based music producer, composer, sound designer, vocalist and cultural worker of Turkish and Arab descent. She is an artist signed by the label Shouka (Paris / Tunis).

With over 12 years of experience in the music industry, she initially embarked on her musical journey as the lead singer and songwriter for her band Gülina, gracing stages worldwide.


RUSNAMs focus lies on the decolonization of music practice from a feminist perspective and music - empowerment - workshops that support youth & young women* from conflict areas by producing empowering music that transforms discrimination, trauma and exclusion of FLINTA* BIPoC artists.

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.

2017, she founded the initiative Faces of Change & Chance which focuses on providing music empowerment workshops for teenager and young women* from conflict areas, offering them a platform to process their experiences and express themselves through music.

Over the past years, RUSNAM has dedicated herself to supporting female* musicians & youngsters. She has joined forces with many BIPoC musicians* and refugees through multiple project grants, facilitating workshops and sharing the stage with them in performances.

As the initiator of the audio-visual performance CTRL.XX.TENSION and the interactive musical photo exhibition DE:CODEshe highlights the discrimination experiences of women* in the music industry.

Throughout her extensive musical career, she has performed at venues and festivals across the globe, including CTM Festival/Vorspiel, Most Wanted Music: Listen to Berlin Awards, Malta Festival (Poznan, PL), Alliance Francaise (Accra, Ghana), and Fusion Festival. Her solo debut album "Weltschmerz," released in 2021, marks a significant milestone in her career as a music producer.


RUSNAM collaborated with renowned artists such as Ebow, Dj Ipek, Maura Souloud, Gafacci, Sinem Altan and her music is part of various theater performances, such as "Babylon Orchester", Turkish Music Conservatory Berlin, "Allothroe" from Greece & "Atze Musiktheater". Her music is among others part of the 'Listen to Berlin compilation 2021/2022, the compilation 'Otto anni e non sentirli Vol 2" - Label Ephedrina (Italy) and on the vinyl 'AION 2 Remixes' for the label Springstoff Berlin.

In early 2022, RUSNAM established her own music studio DEEP DIVE STUDIOS, with a focus on supporting female* musicians and young talents in their creative endeavors. 

Since 2023, she has been an integral part of the BIPoC collective DECOLONOIZE, working towards dismantling colonial structures within music.


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