Rajae El Mouhandiz
(35) is a singer, record producer, short filmmaker and pioneer. Rajae works, records and performs in the Netherlands and abroad. She produces soulful Maghreb-jazz and has released two albums. Over the years Rajae has worked with artists such as
& Richard Bona. She has opened shows for artists such as Khaled and has recorded in NL, the UK and the U.S, with producers who’s clients include
2Pac. Her close friendship with the grandson of
Malcolm X, resulted in a song, video, and portrait.
In March 2013, she released her first short documentary film HOPE!
about her identity, it was nominated for the
NFF prize. She also was one of the creators of the highly successful international exhibition MUSLIMA
, a co-creation of 60 artists spread across Denmark , the Philippines, the U.A.E. and the USA. In October 2013, she gave her first TEDx talk
about her fragile history and the power of identity and music. On June 26, 2014 Rajae gave her second talk on National tv in the Netherlands in the show KRO, Recht uit het Hart
, about her path to becoming an artist.
In September 2014 Rajae was nominated for the sixth year in a row as the only contemporary female singer on the list of 500 most influential Muslims in the world
, alongside artists such as