A film by Fleur Albert
From a concert in St Nazaire to the original hubbub of Cairo, this film uses
a myriad of fragments and scenes to compose a personal, musical portrait
of the great songstress of the sands, Natacha Atlas.
From a concert in St Nazaire to London to the original hubbub of Cairo, this
film uses a myriad of fragments and scenes to compose
a personal, musical portrait of the great songstress of the sands, Natacha
Atlas. From one migration to another, a single journey, a single melancholic
reverie is forged between East and West. On the trail of a pop rose.
Musically and geographically, Natacha Atlas has always been an itinerant.
The Anglo-Egyptian singer has spent more than a decade fusing electronic
beats with North African and Arabic music, finding links
between seemingly disparate musical genres, exploring new and different
sonic settings and working with a wealth of like-minded collaborators from
across the world along the way. The resulting body of work is both a triumph
of true multiculturalism and a testament to the richness and accessibility
of Arabic culture. It is, indeed, an oeuvre unlike any other. Presiding over
it all, of course, is Atlas's extraordinary voice. Meltingly sensuous and
gloriously passionate, delicate with melisma and microtones, it bridges
Middle Eastern and Western styles with instinctive ease.
Running time: 52 min.
Format: NTSC / all region
Rubrik: Oriental, Belly Dance, DVD