Atlas, Natacha & The Mazeeka Ensemble / Ana Hina
Album: Ana Hina   Collection:World
Artist:Atlas, Natacha & The Mazeeka Ensemble   Added:Sep 2008
Label:World Village  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-11-16 Pull Date: 2009-01-18 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 21 Dec 14 Dec 7 Nov 30 Nov 23
Airplays: 1 2 3 3 2 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 01, 2009: In the Leaves Demo
Black Is The Colour
4. Jan 06, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
Hayati Inta Reprise
2. Jan 14, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Hayati Inta Reprise
5. Jan 02, 2009: Music Casserole
Hayati Inta Reprise
3. Jan 07, 2009: Cipher's Crop Circle
Beny Ou Benak Eik
6. Dec 31, 2008: Cipher's Crop Circle
El Asil

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-11-15
Atlas goes acoustic with a band called “The Marzeeka Ensemble,” a first-class lineup w/a veritable orchestra full of instruments. They explore Middle Eastern folk roots with western influences. Her sexy, husky, expressive voice is beautifully showcased by the band. Great stuff. In a variety of languages, no FCCs.

*1. Slow and sweeping with sexy vocals and a lush feeling.
*2. Sexy, tango-esque mid/upbeat with a emotional sound.
3. Slow ney (flute) and accordion carry along this warm ballad.
4. Midtempo w/lush strings and a hint of a wiggle.
5. Slow, classic folk tune in English. Powerful & tragic.
*6. Midtempo w/backing male vocals and a sensual feeling.
*7. Sweet vocal harmonies, gentle melody, like a carousel. A bit dark.
*8. Midtempo world jazz w/some great solos and vocals. Way cool!
*9. Playful midtempo big band take on Arabic folk. Very hip.
10. Ney & accordion plus strings. Mid/down w/a sweeping air.
11. Slow strings, sad and dramatic w/wonderful use of strings/flute.
*12. Dark, cinematic then mid w/haunting vocals. Creepy.

Track Listing
1. Ya Laure Hobouki   7. La Vida Callada
2. Beny Ou Benak Eik   8. Hayati Inta Reprise
3. Ana Hina   9. El Asil
4. La Shou El Haki   10. Lammebada
5. Black Is The Colour   11. He Hesitated
6. Le Teetab Alayi   12. El Nowm