Aminah Al Fakir releases awaited debut album

By on March 17, 2018

The music has always played an obvious role in her life. It also became her way of recovery after she hit the wall. On March 25 she presents her entire album during an exclusive concert night at the Scala Theater in Stockholm.

To say that Aminah Al Fakir comes from a musical family, is almost an understatement. Her entire sibling crowd of five younger brothers has devoted themself to music in their life. Most well-known in this context are the brothers Nassim and Salem Al Fakir.

For the wide mass Aminah is most associated with movies, television and theater. The role of Mahin in ‘Vingar av glas’ (2000) also gave her a guldbaggenomination and she has since been featured in several television productions and theater sets. The music has always been Aminah warm on her heart throughout her artistic career. During this year’s Fadimegala at Berns, she performed a praised vocal performance together with Lena Endre and Alexandra Rapaport. When the comedy film festival was opened in late 2017, she moved the audience to tears together with Lisa Nilsson and a choir with young unaccompanied.

It was first in 2012 that Aminah started with songwriting seriously. In collaboration with Josephine Forsman (Sahara Hotnights, Casablanca) and Mats Rubarth (Casablanca), she wrote songs inspired by 60s and 70s, such as Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and others. Thanks to the artist’s board, Aminah got an opportunity to go to Devon in England to test her wings as songwriter on her own. There she met Kathryn Williams, Chris Difford and Little Rach. The latter invited Aminah with her to Sweden to some songwriter days for the debut concert at the Boulevard Theater 2015: “Love is an Acrobat – Secret & Sacred Songs”. In 2015, Aminah also released the three singles In a Tornado, As I recall and November Blues.

In the autumn of 2015, Aminah participated in Kristina from Duvemåla and also played a role in the Tv series Vårdgården. In the spring of 2016 she worked as a music teacher for refugee youth. A hectic year made her hit the wall. The way to recovery was to return to the music. Dedicated to the youngsters she met in her work as a music teacher, she wrote the song ‘I’ve walked over the mountains’. The song was then recorded and released in July 2017.

When Aminah now releases her debut album, that song is on the plate. The 25th of March is the release date and then the entire album ‘Train to all our Dreams’ is played during a concert performance at the Scala Theater in Stockholm. Together with five musicians and two background songs, the album’s ten songs are performed.

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Helena Olofsson, Entertainment | Stockholm
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