Label: Rough Trade - RTD 141.1948.2,Nation Records - RTD 141.1948.2,Mantra Recordings - RTD 141.1948.2,Beggars Banquet - RTD 141.1948.2 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Leftfield, Downtempo
Even in the increasingly multicultural western musical landscape of the s, Natacha Atlas has more right than most to claim multiculturalism. The half-Jewish Egyptian-Palestinian diva is fluent in four languages and, besides her training in classical singing, she trained in the raq shari, the art of bellydancing.
Her toasting has also been an integral element in the success of U. Diaspora comes up with a heady mix of traditional Arabic music and sprinkled techno beats that is so trance-inducing that it wouldn't go unnoticed on the dancefloor even though the songs are mysterious, hard to get your head around, and completely exotic.
Atlas spreads her gorgeous, serpentine voice over each song like the spell of a snake charmer, and the results are mesmerizing. Despite the foreign tongue, the songs are dripping with passion, whether they are concerned with love and seduction, spirituality, ancient history, or the blood feud between Arabs and Jews, and never is the music less than accessible, albeit an accessibility that the listener has to work to acquire because it is so grounded in the Middle East.
Although Diaspora is a lush, captivating album, it does not entirely detached itself from the sound of Transglobal La Lega - Vogelfreier Frauenchor - Avanti Donne. Since Atlas enlists some of her Transglobal Underground bandmates, the album is still more of an extension of that band than a wholly individual sound.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Genre Electronic International. Track Listing. Natacha Atlas. Leysh Nat'arak. Yalla Chant. Alhambra, Pt. Fun Does Not Exist. Dub Yalil. Spotify Amazon. Diaspora Natacha Atlas. Dub Yalil Natacha Atlas.
4 Eva Creep - Various - Westcoast Trippin - Awol Killa Compilation, Heroes - Conchita* - Conchita, Immer Nur Dich - Fox-Helden - Zeit Für Helden, Love Toy - Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine* - Anything For You