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 was a dance pioneer and became a successful belly dancer in Egypt. The artist is also 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 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 called 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.
How she became a singer/songwriter?
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.
In 2014 she released the single „We wave our flags“ and founded a rock band. The band was playing live on several events. With the bassist going back to Serbia, the drummer falling ill and the guitarist quitting, Lady Volcano had to break up the band. But the band membership of her keyboardist and composer Roman Voronenko developed into a lasting and productive collaboration. She began to work with studio musicians to finish the album. In 2018 „Falcon’s Dream“ a progressive rock music album with oriental music influences was released. Her self-written album deals with having to escape and the stony path a refugee is faced with, full of difficulties and fears. Lady Volcano is right now working on an Arabic version.
In 2019 she released her third album “Riding Fever”, with story-telling songs about her experiences on bike events, with freedom-loving bikers and the passion of riding a motorcycle.
In May 2019 she started to rehearsal again with Uli Lindner’s (U9) project9 musicians and at the 15th of november 2019 she performed with them live on stage at the Strandbar 51 in Winterbach / Germany
During the Corona crisis 2020 the artist wrote and released the song „Whatever it takes“. The song was dedicated to all those who stood by their fellow human beings in this crisis. The music was composed by Roman Voronenko.
In September 2020 she released her 4th music album „Fire Skull“ with 12 songs dedicated to women. The artist sings about the mental development processes a woman has to go through during her life. For some of her songs she was inspired by the book “Woman who runs with the wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. The American writer and psychoanalyst says that a woman can only be strong, healthy, creative and happy, if she can find the roots of her instinctive nature – the “Fire Skull”.
In March 2021, she applied for the international word and figurative mark „Iso Style“ at the German Patent Office. Iso Style is a dance method that combines western and eastern cultural codes.
In May 2021 she produced a 4 hours „Iso Style Dance Tutorial“ The artist wants to bring her dance concept to a wider audience online.
On April 4, 2021, the day of death of Dr. Carl Benz, she released the French music video „Benz Benz Benz“ by Lady Volcano & Spellfire Jamal. Produced by Roman Voronenko
In October 2021 Lady Volcano she released her first ISO STYLE Dance Tutorial and the party song: „Let your body move“ by Lady Volcano & Spellfire Jamal. Produced by Roman Voronenko
On May 3, 2022 she released the World Cup Song „WELCOME TO QATAR“ and shoots a video in Sinai/Egypt. The Song is a Co-Production of German, Russian, Ukrainian, and Egyptian artists. Play games! Do not make war!
Soon the artist will release her single „Weltfrieden“ which means world peace.