Naima Shalhoub
Remember Naima Shalhoub, whom we profiled back in 2017? She’s back — with her very first studio LP.

On August 6, expect her debut full-length, called Siphr. Recorded at Women’s Audio Mission‘s San Francisco campus, the debut is a stirring tribute to her Lebanese-American identity. On “Two (Rivers in the Desert),” her most recent single, her parents and relatives — refugees from Lebanon — helped perfect the Arabic lyrics.

Shalhoub’s earlier work includes Live from San Francisco County Jail, as she remains involved in causes related to justice for the incarcerated, particularly girls and women of color.