Rajae El Mouhandiz

Country

Netherlands

Known for

Multi-Talented Artist and Founder of Truthseeker Records

Dates

Hijri 1399-Present (AH); Common Era 1979-Present (CE)

Rajae El Mouhandiz

Biography

Rajae El Mouhandiz is Dutch- Moroccan/Algerian Rajae El Mouhandiz (25.03.1979) is a young multi-talented artist. She is a poet, singer, composer/producer and the founder of Truthseeker Records, an independent record label based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Struggling for her life as an artist she decided at the age of 15 to break all ties with her family to pursue her dream: a career in the music industry. At the age of 16 she was the first Moroccan woman to study French horn at a Dutch conservatory. At the age of 20 Rajae decided to stop this study in order to discover her own artistic truth. Over the last 6 years Rajae has recorded with several international producers in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Ibiza, New Yok, California,Texas and Ibiza. She decided to start her own record label to stay in charge of her style, artistic message and image, resulting in the release of her debut 'Incarnation' last spring. The album is a mixture of different music styles en rhythms, produced on several locations. Besides her musical career, Rajae is also active in a social-politic area. She is a member of the board of the Ethica Foundation, a foundation which focuses on the empowerment of Islamic women in general. On October 18th 2006 Rajae presented as six- month benchmark study she did for a consultancy firm about the participation of high potential migrants in the workforce. Three multinationals funded the project in order to receive information on how to increase successful participation of the high potentials in their companies. Recently Rajae has been asked to produce music for London based Islamic Nasheed record label Meem Music, a unique opening because she obviously proves that it's cool and not a problem to be modern, female, talented and Muslim. Rajae believes that her music and her other work are a reflection of her own life philosophy: to think and act as universal and free as possible. Making music and art can contribute to a better perception of Islam and at the same time function as a musical DUA.   Photo Credit http://www.rajae.net