THE NARCICYST: Yassin "The Narcicyst" Alsalman is a leading Arab musician, actor and multimedia artist who has shared his work in forums like TedEx, the Dubai International Film Festival, the Melbourne Festival and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Currently a solo artist, Yassin has performed across North-America, Europe and the Middle East, sharing the stage with influential Hip Hop acts like Kanye West, Wu-tang Clan, IAM, Public Enemy and Mos Def to name a few. His acting career includes roles in cinema and television, including a nominated role in Dubai-based feature film CITY OF LIFE. Yassin is the author of a book entitled “The Diatribes”, about the beginnings of the Arab Hip-Hop movement in America, and has penned a series of OP-Editorials for CNN and the Huffington Post. His teaching career began at Concordia University where he helped develop a course on the history and cultural impact of Hip Hop culture. He has recently founded The Medium, a multimedia arts and music label and culture brand. Through his company, Yassin intends to provide a platform for the production and dissemination of independent artistic endeavors, as well as venture into several multi-media productions for music and film.