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Background information
Birth nameYasmine Dubois
BornParis, France
  • Experimental
  • Avant-pop
  • Dance
  • Electronic
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
Years active2010–Present
  • Concordia
  • K7
  • Warp
Associated acts
  • Kelsey Lu
  • Jamie Woon
  • Kelela
  • Teengirl Fantasy
  • L-Vis 1990
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CitizenshipUnited Kingdom

Yasmine Dubois, professionally known as Lafawndah is a singer, songwriter, producer and director, based in London, UK.

Early Life

Lafawndah was born in Paris, France and is of Egyptian and Iranian descent. She has lived across the world in various cities, including Los Angeles and Mexico City.[1]


During her time in Mexico City, Lafawndah co-founded the girl group NIDADA.[2] After a term at the Red Bull Music Academy, she recorded and co-produced her self-titled EP Lafawndah with Garagem Banda, which was self-released in 2014.[3]

In 2016 Lafawndah's Tan EP was released on Warp Records. The project was created with contributions from L-Vis 1990 and Nick Weiss.[4]

In 2018 Dubois partnered with Midori Takada to create the multimedia piece Le Renard Bleu, Takada's first release for almost twenty years.[5] Centred around Le Renard Bleu, Takada and Lafawndah produced their stage work Ceremonial Blue, which was performed at the Barbican in London during the spring of 2019.[6]

In 2019 Lafawndah's debut album Ancestor Boy was released on her own label Concordia, and distributed by !K7. Ancestor Boy was a highly collaborative project, with features from Kelsey Lu, Julie Byrne, Gaika, ADR, L-Vis 1990, Jon Hassell, Valentina Magaletti, Jamie Woon, Joao Filipe, and Bonnie Banane, plus a cover of 'Vous et Nous' by Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem. The album received critical acclaim, and was on multiple 'album of the year' lists for 2019.[7][8]

Lafawndah has had an extensive touring career, taking her theatrical live shows around the world. She has also toured with Kelela in both 2015 and 2017, and supported the American band Hundred Waters.[9] In 2018 Dubois adapted her Honey Colony mixtape in to an ongoing concert experience which made its debut at the Southbank Centre, including guests such as Tirzah, Kelsey Lu and Elheist.[10] She has released two bootleg-style Honey Colony mixtapes to date featuring reworkings of songs around vocal stems from artists such as Klein, Kelela, Kelsey Lu, Cardi B, and Bonnie Banane.[11]

In addition to her own music, Lafawndah has produced and composed for brands such as Kenzo, Chanel, i-D, Courreges, and has also directed her own music videos.[12][13][14][15]


Studio Albums

Title Release Date Album Details
Ancestor Boy 22nd March 2019
  • Label - Concordia
  • Format(s) - Vinyl, CD, digital download
Ancestor Boy II 6th December 2019
  • Label - Concordia
  • Format(s) - digital download


Title Release Date Album Details
Lafawndah 6th May 2014
  • Self-released
Tan 5th February 2016
  • Label - Warp Records
  • Format(s) - Vinyl, digital download
Le Renard Bleu 9th July 2018
  • Midori Takada & Lafawndah
  • Label -K7
  • Format(s) - Vinyl, digital download


Title Release Date Album
Town Crier 5th February 2016


Joseph 4th October 2018 Ancestor Boy
Daddy 14th January 2019 Ancestor Boy
Substancia 22nd February 2019 Ancestor Boy
Storm Chaser (Cobra Rasteira) x Linn Da Quebrada x Pininga Rework 12th November 2019 Ancestor Boy II


Title Artists Release Date
Due West (Lafawndah Remix) Kelsey Lu

15th November 2019

Lafawndah in the Media



  1. Lester, Paul (2015-11-20). "New band of the week – Lafawndah (No 80)". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  2. Dummy. "Next: LAFAWNDAH". DummyMag. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  3. "Review: LAFAWNDAH - LAFAWNDAH EP". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  4. Bychawski, Adam (2016-02-02). "Lafawndah: 'When you're listening to my music, I want to control your body'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  5. "Midori Takada / Lafawndah: Le Renard Bleu EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  6. "Midori Takada & Lafawndah: Ceremonial Blue | Barbican". Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  7. Dazed (2019-12-11). "The 20 best albums of 2019". Dazed. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  8. "2019's Best Albums". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  9. "Hundred Waters Announce Tour". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  10. "126297 The Honey Colony: Bonnie Banane Kelsey Lu Lafawndah Tirzah + more 2018". Southbank Centre. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  11. "Listen to Lafawndah's unreal remixes of Kelela, Kelsey Lu, and more". The FADER. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  12. Dazed (2017-06-26). "Kenzo celebrates heritage with entirely Asian model line-up". Dazed. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  13. "nozomi iijima's five paradoxes | The Fifth Sense | i-D". The Fifth Sense. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  14. "Courrèges Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show". Vogue. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  15. "Lafawndah flamenco dances with her mother in her video for 'DADDY'". FACT Magazine: Transmissions from the underground. 2019-06-19. Retrieved 2020-01-22.

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