Lady Volcano aka Sonia Asmahan is a singer/songwriter, a music producer and a dancer. She uses all this afore mention in entertaining her fans and audience. Thanks to her good collaboration with the composer and producer Roman Voronenko she has released 4 rock music albums and 4 singles. The artist manages her own musical works and administers the licences. She has a label, a music publishing company and for live performances Lady Volcano performs solo and with the „project9“ band. The line-up: Keys – Roman Voronenko, Guitar – Wolfgang Kolassa, Bass Guitar – Rudi Schürrle, Drums – U9, 2. Drums – David Sattler, Back Vocals – Thomas Albitz
Sonia is a dance pioneer and became a successful belly dancer in Egypt. She is one from the best teachers in the world educated Middle Eastern improvising dancers of the world which has an education also in Jazz, Modern Dance, Musical Jazz, Ballett, Flamenco & Street Dance. Today she is the creator of Iso Style, a new dance.
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 peoples in the MENA region for years. The artist was the first German belly dancer who performed in Egypt and in Tunisa she performed in front of 10,000 spectators in Carthage, 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.
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 peoples 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.
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Biography: From Belly Dance to Rock n’Roll – The way of an Artist.
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“. 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“. „Lady Volcano“ was born.
Theatre Productions: „Yalla Nurqs“, „Magic of the Desert“, „Cairo Cat“
Film/TV: „Der älteste Tanz“ ARD Germany; „Sonbol-baed el Million“, ERT Egypt, „Nugum“ La Coupole, Tunisia, „Kaffee oder Tee“ SWR Germany
Video Productions: „Pay Attention“, She’s a Lady Volcano“, „Cairo“, „You’ve got the lingo“, „Chopper Dave“, „I carry an eagle on my heart“, „Let’s go for a ride“, „It’s music to my ears“, „Benz Benz Benz“, „Welcome to Qatar“,
Documentaries: „From Belly Dance to Rock’n Roll – The way of an artist. (in English & Arabic language)
- 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)
- Welcome to Qatar (Single)
- UPCOMING RELEASE: Godesses
- Iso Style (Dance Tutorial)
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