Music

Natacha Atlas

Born 20 March 1964.
Natacha Atlas

Biography

Natacha Atlas (Arabic: نتاشا أطلس‎‎; born (1964-03-20)20 March 1964) is a Belgian singer known for her fusion of Arabic and Western electronic music, particularly hip-hop. She once termed her music "cha'abi moderne" (modern popular music). Her music has been influenced by many styles including Arabic, hip hop, drum 'n' bass and reggae.

Atlas began her career as part of the world fusion group Transglobal Underground. In 1995, she began to focus on her solo career with the release of Diaspora. She has since released seven solo albums and been a part of numerous collaborations. Her version of "Mon Amie La Rose" became a surprise success in France, reaching 16 on the French Singles Charts in 1999. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Conference Against Racism.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Mounqaliba

    Mounqaliba 2010

    Reviewed by Martin Longley
    Atlas’ new, precisely ornamented disc has an optimistically melancholic character to it.
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