Lady Volcano aka Sonia Asmahan is a professional artist, a singer/songwriter and a dancer. She uses all this afore mention in entertaining her fans and audience.
She is a dance pioneer and became a successful belly dancer in Egypt. The artist is a music producer and the creator of Iso Style, a new dance learning method. Lady Volcano has her own label, a music publishing company and for live performances she performs solo or with the project9 band.
Sonia has a well-known face in the MENA region. She was the first German to get a leading role in an Egyptian TV series, which is broadcast regularly for half a billion people in the MENA region for years. The artist was the first German belly dancer to perform in front of 10,000 spectators in Carthage/Tunisia, the oldest amphi theatre in the world. Sonia also was the first German to found and run an international dance centre in Egypt and was the first German artist to write and perform two Arabic dance theatres in Germany. The artist manages her own musical works and administers the licences. Her music is life-affirming and explosive – like herself. Due to her ability to speak Arabic, the artist supports Arab refugees alongside her artistic work. The dancer also loves martial arts and has a 2nd Dan in Taekwondo.
Lady Volcano is a self accepting, imaginative, charismatic and charitable person, with a noble heart, who loves to travel and surround herself with precious metals. She loves people who can rise like a phoenix from the ashes and rekindle their fire. She fights for injustice to be lifted and balance to be restored. Her inner attitude is the will to survive, overcoming fate, perseverance, self-assertion, triumph and the attainment of justice. She is peace-loving, inventive and gifted.
Her artistic life as a dancer.
On a journey to the Orient Sonia fell in love with Oriental dance. Thereafter, she followed the call of adventure and set off with her backpack to become an Oriental dancer in Egypt. For many years the German danced successfully at the Red Sea and ran the „Al Manar“ Oriental dance school there for 7 years. Sonia was not only successful as an oriental dancer, but also beyond the borders of Egypt and almost every Egyptian has seen her face with the red beret on television. Her film role as „Rasha Lotfi Damanhouri“, the film daughter of Gamil Ratib in the Egyptian TV series „Sonbol baed el Million“ with Mohamed Sobhi, made her famous throughout the Arab world.
After the series, the artist remained true to dance and danced with her own music and folklore group in various hotels at the Red Sea. The highlight of her dancing career was in Tunisia, when she danced in front of more than 10,000 spectators in Carthage, the oldest amphitheater in the world. The dance pioneer has trained many dancers since then, and today ranks among the masters in the art of Oriental dance. After her return to Germany she organized Oriental events and dance workshops.
Sonia Asmahan also has been making an important contribution to the intercultural dialogue between German and Arabian culture for years. The artist has also a long-standing relationship with Egypt and travels there regularly. Sponsored by the city of Stuttgart, the artist staged in Germany two self-written dance theaters in Arabic language. „Saher essahra“ and „Cairocat“. Since the refugee crisis, the artist is intensively supporting integration projects in the Federal Republic of Germany to integrate Arab refugees and immigrants.At the opening of the Tut Anch Amun exhibition in the Old Castle in Stuttgart she danced and was approached by a volcanologist who enthusiastically compared her to a volcano. This inspired her so much that she wrote her first rock song „She’s a lady volcano“. 2012 she released her first music album „Lady Volcano“ , founded a band and a music publishing house.„Lady Volcano“ was born.
Her music productions:
- Lady Volcano ( Album)
- We wave our flags (Single)
- Falcon’s Dream (Album )
- Riding Fever (Album)
- Whatever it takes (Single)
- Fire Skull (Album)
- Let your body move (Single)
- Iso Style (Dance Tutorial)
- Welcome to Qatar (Single)