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October 5, 2010 The sounds and ideas on Mounqaliba rub against one another and ultimately produce sparks, even light. Atlas hones the contradictions of her tangled heritage into an enchanting musical space and a restless meditation on the contradictions of an uncertain world.
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December 21, 2008 She's best known for her electronica-tinged approach to Middle Eastern music. But for her latest release, Atlas takes an all-acoustic approach to folk songs from around the globe, from the Arab world to Appalachia.
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July 5, 2006 The music of Natacha Atlas is exotic to Western ears: Egyptian orchestras soaring over dancehall beats and Spanish guitar riffs set to the rhythms of the Mahgreb. Her new CD, Mish Maoul, has all those elements and adds some of her Moroccan heritage to the mix.
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July 6, 2001 Musician Natacha Atlas speaks French, Spanish, Arabic and English. She grew up in a Moroccan suburb of Brussels, and after she moved to England, she became known as Northampton's first Arabic rock singer. Now she has a new album called Ayeshteni. Critic Sarah Bardeen says the music is far less eclectic than you might expect. (4:00) It's on Mantra records.
July 7, 1999 Charles de Ledesma reviews a new CD from Egyptian singer Natacha Atlas, called Gedida. She lived in Britain for a number of years, performing with the band Transglobal Underground. Now she's moved back to Cairo, and is integrating Egypt's indigenous music into her own brand of Western dance music.
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