Meet Gisele Marie: A burqa-clad heavy metal musician

42-year-old Muslim has been fronting her brothers' band 'Spectrus' since 2012


Reuters/Entertainment Desk September 23, 2015
42-year-old Muslim has been fronting her brothers' band 'Spectrus' since 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS

It's a site out of the ordinary but it's true. Gisele Marie, a Muslim woman who wears a burqa, has been fronting her brothers' band Spectrus since 2012.

She is the granddaughter of German Catholics, and converted to Islam several months after her father passed away in 2009.

She plays her Gibson Flying V electric guitar during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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"People do not expect to see a Muslim woman who uses a Burqa, practices the religion properly and is a professional guitarist who plays in a Heavy Metal band, so many people are shocked by it," said Gisele.

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"But other people are curious and find it interesting, and others think that it is cool, but definitely, many people are shocked," she added.

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This woman broken all stereotypes people hold of women in burqas. She plays the lead guitar in the band and continues to surprise people with her skills.

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hafsa | 5 years ago | Reply Islam is not a joke this woman is ridiculing hijab. Some of you might condemn what she's doing than you should question your imaan. Islam is pure and a good way of life. We don't listen to music and there is a very good reason for that. She needs to go back to the religion of her ancestors cos there is no place for people like her in islam. And yes i am judging her. It's because we keep silent and look the other way that's why this ummah is in shambles. To her I would like to say take your nikaab off and get ready for jahannam. And as for the rest of you if you agree with her then be prepared to join her in jahannam cos u no better than she is. She's a kafir ND that's all I have to say
hafsa | 5 years ago | Reply Personally I think you are an utter disgrace to our faith. Go back to the religion of your ancestors. Because of people like you Allah sends his wrath. I could be very graphic with my language regarding you but all I have to say is you no Muslim you are kafir
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