|After she sailed a long
time across the ethno-world-music, participating as
vocalist to the english group Transglobal
Underground whith which she is
still often on tour, Natacha Atlas, comes (again ?) to
the oriental music. Since she is born in Belgium with an
English mother and an Egyptian father she is able to make
the arabic music best known in Europe.
The songs of her album Halim take us away from the rai to Moorish and andalusian arabesques. She had a conspicuous show during the summer 98 in Nyon Paleo Festival on which website you find an extract of the show and an interview.
Her title Amulet became a hit in Beirut. Her following album came out in February 99. It's Gedida (= New in Egyptian Arabic). The French masmedia are now speaking about Natacha so that she recieved a price at the french "Victoires de la Musique" in march 2000. The radios play only "Mon amie la rose", the only song in French. It's nice but the other are quite nice too. It's taking the easy option. Are they afraid to be rough with the public?
Anyway no doubt Natacha will still surprise us and make speak of her.
Some sites I like dedicated to Natacha Atlas (The numer is increasing)
If you know where to find the arabic text of the songs of Natacha Atlas thank you to share it.
You may also correct my approximate english and specify to me the mistakes and the necessary idiomatic forms.
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