Sunday July 31, 2022

VIDEO: Saudi women DJs strike a high note in empowerment

VIDEO: Saudi women DJs strike a high note in empowerment

DJ Leen Naif plays at a university event in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. File / AFP

Syed Shayaan Bakht, Rlixa

Leen Naif adjusts her headphones, flicks a slider and seamlessly drops the next tune: one of Saudi Arabia's rare female DJs, she is helping other women break into an often male-dominated music world.

DJ Leen makes a name for herself on the Saudi music circuit. The 26-year-old dropped some pulsing beat of electronic music for a subdued crowd of business school graduates.

DJ Leen broke the barrier with her record performance at Formula 1 Grand Prix in Jeddah and Expo 2020 in Dubai.