by Natacha AtlasNatacha Atlas


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Glamorous as Liz Taylor's Cleopatra is Natacha Atlas. Vocalist and belly dancer with Transglobal Underground, London-based Atlas has continued to explore her Moroccan, Jewish, and Egyptian ancestry in her solo work. Gedida is her most accomplished record yet, a thoroughly modern take on the wailing funk of Arabic pop music. Recorded in part in Cairo with a film orchestra, the album incorporates Moroccan chabbi, ragga dance hall grooves, strings, loops, and the occasional Arabic rap. And Natacha's voice has matured into a devastating instrument, whether charming us in Arabic or English.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/1999
Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
UPC: 0609008101421
catalogNumber: 81014

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Natacha Atlas   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Roger Garland   Violin
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Pauline Lowbury   Violin
Peter Oxer   Violin
David White   electronics
Lucy Wilkins   Strings
Larry Whelan   Saxophone,Nay
Vaughan Armon   Violin
Peter Lale   Viola
Bruce White   Viola
Joe Cairo   Rap
Mike de Saulles   Violin
Yehia el Moughy   Violin
Mohamed Abdel Gawad   Cello
Howard Gott   Strings
Farouk Mohammed Hassan   Accordion
Julian Leaper   Violin
Hamid Mantu   Organ,Drums,Keyboards
Donald McVay   Viola
Keith Pascoe   Violin
Timothy Whelan   Guitar,Keyboards,Chords
Michael McMenemy   Violin
Rachel Allen   Violin
Quentin Crida   Violin
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Antonia Fuchs   Violin
Ruth Gottlieb   Strings
Mark Goodchild   Double Bass
Benedict Cruft   Violin
John Bradbury   Violin

Technical Credits

David Arnold   Producer
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Steve Orchard   Engineer
David White   Engineer
Yehia Abdallah   Contributor

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Gedida 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album seems to be one of her more laid back albums. The sounds of the album are very climatic. Listening to these songs carry you up, up, and gently lays you down by the end of each song. It's romance with a bit of a depressing vibe. The perfect album to listen to when you definately want to really feel your music. I love it.