In the latest Who, What, Why we caught up with BIMM Berlin’s Music Creative Musicianship student Sacha Arnaud from France.
WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO AT THE MOMENT?:
At the moment, I’m listening to a lot of Yasmine Hamdan – she’s a Lebanese singer and trip hop artist. She achieved early success in Beirut with her first project, SoapKills, and then moved onto a solo career. I believe her music and her personality are helping to break the stereotypes we have in Europe about women’s rights in the Arabic world. She just played in Berlin tonight (Thursday 4th May); the show was amazing.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BERLIN?:
I love many things about this city, but to keep it short, I’d mention three things. First of all, the sense of freedom there is here – Berlin is a really relaxed city, especially for a capital. Secondly, the music scene – every music genre can find a place here and the music community is very open, contrary to a lot of other major cities around Europe. Thirdly, and this one is really important to me… the food! There’s so much food everywhere, from all around the world, and the greatest thing about it is that CHEAP doesn’t mean bad or tasteless. You can eat the most amazing street food for almost nothing.
I chose the Creative Musicianship Course in Guitar because I studied Music Production for a year at another school in Berlin, which was great, but I didn’t get to play with so many musicians, as most of the students there were DJs. I wanted to play more live music with other instrumentalists, so I came to BIMM.