Corona virus lockdown did not discourage 27 year old singer/songwriter Hanan Kamal from posting a music video of her singing a cover of Youth, originally released by the band Daughter, while accompanying herself on the guitar, on Instagram, to the delight of her several thousand followers.
Jeddah-born Kamal, who released her own composition “Don’t Tear Me Down”, featuring the musician Hasanain Sheikh on Amazon Music in 2019, is going from strength to strength as her musical career gains traction. Despite her attractive, soft facial features, this edgy singer has cultivated a sharp ‘rock’ image, balancing multi-faceted artistic expression and femininity. She celebrates female empowerment with her chosen art name, Pink In, which has generated a niche following both on social media and offline.
one of the first recognised Saudi female muralists to have her work recognised as one of a team of creators of the longest graffiti wall of art ever to be entered in the book of Guinness World Records in 2014.
“I love art in all its forms. If you are a dreamer and a creator, I believe you can express yourself infinitely in more than one genre. I can be referred to as multi-talented, I have a drive for both music and the visual arts,” she explained.
Encouraged by her family to express herself through are from early childhood, Kamal found that drawing on paper became limiting; she wanted her art to be bolder, brighter and louder. She therefore turned to a bolder canvas when she began to create art on walls. This passion manifested itself in her first professional graffiti work in 2007 and her eventual participation the Guinness World Records entry, alongside a group of similarly inclined artists, who worked on the same project in Dubai.