Rapture (Red lullaby, 2006)
Israeli singer Anath brings her Tunisian roots to her music on her new five song EP on CD, titled Rapture. Anath’s influences range from Sade to Fairuz and Natacha Atlas. The most appealing songs for the world music audience are “Fly,” where she mixes Sade-style vocals with Arabic arrangements, and “Rapture,” which sounds like it was inspired by Natacha Atlas’ belly dance-meets electronica.
A singer, dancer and actress, Anath has recorded and performed in all three capacities throughout Europe and the Middle East, singing in French, Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Formally trained in music and dance since age six, Anath has already had a globe-trotting career. As a former member of the French gypsy pop band Fiesta Mora, Anath recorded two albums and had an international smash hit with the song “Alabina.” The hit resulted in extensive touring across Europe, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia. In 2000, Anath joined the cast of French musical “The Ten Commandments.” An unprecedented success in French musical theater, the nightly production sold out Paris’s four-thousand seat Palais Des Sports Arena for four consecutive months.
Anath’s music can also be heard in film. In 2001, Anath contributed two songs to the “La Verite Si Je Mens II” soundtrack. The film was one of France’s biggest box office blockbusters of the year.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.