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Gedida

Natacha Atlas

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Album Review

Natacha Atlas' third album greatly expands upon the promise of her earlier work — on Gedida, her fusion of Arabic musical traditions and contemporary dance beats really jells, eliminating the more gimmicky dimensions of earlier records to strike a fascinating balance between old and new. While tracks like "Kifaya" and "Ezzay" magnify the cinematic aspirations of past efforts, Gedida also takes a number of fascinating left turns — a cover of Françoise Hardy's "Mon Amie la Rose" is hauntingly beautiful, while on the closing "One Brief Moment" Atlas delivers her first English-language vocal.

Customer Reviews

Ooooh, Different....

You don't find a lot of music like this! This cd is like a clash between Dance and World music and its a very good combination, this cd makes you wanna get up and start doing some belly dancin! I have to say this is one of Natacha's best!

Mom amie la rose

Natacha, you're the Godess of song. Love your voice, you transport me to a place unknown to me.

Biography

Born: March 20, 1964 in Brussels, Belgium

Genre: World

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

North African and Arabian music is given a modern, dance-inspiring twist by Brussels-born and Washington, D.C.-based vocalist Natacha Atlas. A former singer for techno-pop band Transglobal Underground, and an occasional collaborator of Jah Wobble, Atlas has continued to explore the fusion of her musical roots with Western electronic dance music. While Option magazine explained, "[Atlas] has a beautiful voice, which sounds curiously like a blend between traditional Middle Eastern singers and Elizabeth...
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