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Natacha Atlas — Amulet
Album: Halim
Avg rating:
4.7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 270









Released: 1997
Length: 4:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
... yal ow amar bwogodak
Wensy dalam ely bahdodak
....
Wo tehrm alby min defe' noorak

Dana roohy 'aysha min gheer roohak
Wo hayaty dayba bwogodak
Wo hayaty dayba bwogodak

Refrain:
El haya gamila fi 'aineek, ana bahlam beek
Dayman dayman ahwak wo dayman ahwak
Inta 'aref leeh.
El haya gamila fi 'aineek, ana bahlam beek
Dayman dayman ahwak wo dayman ahwak
Inta 'aref leeh.

(Sawt el atlas:)
Habib el alb ya habib el 'ain
Yoqoly yoqoly ana bashofak feen
Habib el alb ya habib el 'ain
Uly uly ana bashofak feen

Habib el alb ya habib el 'ain
Uly uly ana bashofak feen
Ana alby eshta'alak
Ana 'aly ulak:
"Inta el dunya, winta el hub.
Da mafish gherak sakin alby
Da mafish gherak sakin alby"

(refrain)

El haya gamila... fi 'aineek ana bahlam beek
Dayman dayman ahwak
Dayman dayman ahwak wo dayman
Ahwak inta 'aref leeh.

(Sawt el atlas:)
El haya gamila fi 'aineek ana
Fi 'aineek ana bahlam beek
El haya gamila fi 'aineek ana
Fi 'aineek ana bahlam beek
Sahran el leela fi roohak ya
Fi roohak ya fi totee
Sahran el leela fi roohak ya
Fi roohak ya fi totee
El haya gamila fi 'aineek ana
Fi 'aineek ana bahlam beek
El haya gamila fi 'aineek ana
Fi 'aineek ana bahlam beek
Sahran el leela fi roohak ya
Fi roohak ya fi totee
Sahran el leela fi roohak ya
Fi roohak ya fi totee

(Refrain)

El haya gamila... fi 'aineek.. ana bahlam beek..
Dayman dayman ahwaak... dayman ahwak, inta 'aref leeh

Haa leyly ya aah...
Yaaa leyly... haaaa.... Haaayaaa... yaaa....
Comments (39)add comment
 plundis wrote:
this song is pretty good... most music that is proximate to middle east and indian flavors can be way whiney on the vocal and cause white people's ears to point... This is a nice smooth track... I wouldn't mind hearing more from this album and similar world artists....
 
wtf does the color of someone's skin have to do with it?
HA !  haters gonna hate and lovers gonna love....
if you only grew up with English lyrics and tunes/tones, that kind of music can be hard to like. Natasha is from Egyptian decent (her Arabic is not that good though) and lived in Belgium, and before going on her own was the singer of Transglobal Underground, a group that would certainly make haters hate even more... They mixed Middle Eastern music with Idian/Paki vibes and a bunch of electronics.
 
Personally I could do with a lot less Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, and Neil Young, but I don't go ranting in the comments, I just click the magic "PSD" button, et voilà !  Keep it up Bill & Rebecca !
This must be the most controversial song I've ever seen on RP. Half of people voted either 1 or 7!
 thewiseking wrote:
There is some wonderful Arab/Egyptian vocal music out there. Shadia, Umm Kulthum and many others. This is not anywhere near that level. 
 
I agree with you even though you have listed to say, Arabic Folk Musicians, I would suggest to check Lebanese alternative/rock/pop scene,  bands like Mashrou' Leila, or Who killed Bruce Lee, or Postcard, or The Wanton Bishops, or Scrambled Eggs, 
or Ovid... Soap Kills have that melancholic/electronic feel...
 
I love it. Got to love how people hate it!
There is some wonderful Arab/Egyptian vocal music out there. Shadia, Umm Kulthum and many others. This is not anywhere near that level. 
Now I know why it does not get played all that much,IT SUCKS
bluedot wrote:
Why does this sound so...CHEESY? I know it's spoze to be cool in its ethnicity and all, but I think it just might be a bad example.
You know it's very interesting that you say that because that's how the song strikes me as well¬ócheesy. Don't get me wrong, I like this type of music but upon hearing this tune (I think it's the back and forth male/female vocals) I can't help but see those horrible Turkish music videos in my head with the incredibly stereotyped models of a male/female relationship. Maybe it's just the anthropologist in me. :wink:
Excellent!
Great that you have discovered Natacha Atlas! More of that! May I also recommend Warda?
this song is pretty good... most music that is proximate to middle east and indian flavors can be way whiney on the vocal and cause white people's ears to point... This is a nice smooth track... I wouldn't mind hearing more from this album and similar world artists....
I'm too lazy to do the research right now, but isn't this Turkish? Someone made the comment about giving it better marks were it in English. <-X Well, one of my favourite turkish tunes (I'm subjected to way too many, turkish pop being the equivalent of hip-hop where I live....) was bastardized by some pre-pubescent brit-pop girl. "Simarik" by Tarkan. Can we maybe get THAT on RP? Now that's some turkish rock that doesn't suck!
FYI, Natacha Atlas is half Sephardic Jew (African/Asian Jew, not European), half English. She grew up in Morocco and France, I believe. She sings in Hebrew, Arabic, French, Spanish, and English. She is also one of the singers for English band Transglobal Underground. I don't know if this song is in Hebrew or Arabic, but definitely one of the two. Though this particular song is more traditional than some of her music, fans of fusion/world beat will really like her stuff I think.
People either dig this kind of music or not. If your state line is the furtherst you've been to, you will likely not dig it. It's ok. :music:
Why does this sound so...CHEESY? I know it's spoze to be cool in its ethnicity and all, but I think it just might be a bad example.
Interesting how some people can't tell the difference between indian and arabic music, which are quite different from each other.
iggy33 wrote:
Either ease up on the oatmeal or check your American passport at the door...In a nut shell, open up !!
Agreed--are all you grumpy people old, white, male...and probably Republican, to boot?
:stop:
Rick_M wrote:
I might just be getting old, but this is crap.
Either ease up on the oatmeal or check your American passport at the door...In a nut shell, open up !!
Rick_M wrote:
I might just be getting old, but this is crap.
Yea, you are.
Some of Natasha Atlas songs are written by the old (54) laser french man Jean-Michel Jarre! 13 days ago I attended Jean-Michel Jarres\' outdoor consert in Denmark - awsome!
I might just be getting old, but this is crap.
nauseating.
I actually REALLY like this. It gets me dancing and moving and makes me feel happy. I bet though if this song was in English it would get better marks.
Originally Posted by stinky: This is horrible. Plain & simple. :evil: :evil:
Yup!
Have I really been away SOOO long? .....RadioParadise sponsored by Patak??? :eek: :eek:
Originally Posted by stinky: This is horrible. Plain & simple. :evil: :evil:
I'm with you on this one :frustrated:
not too bad. you should check out some Talvin Singh for even better asian-flavored electronica.
Not bad. I\'m not really into it though. Kinda wierd to hear something like this right after Depeche Mode and Massive Attack!
You could make the world a better place by throwing this Amulet into the center of middle earth.
This is horrible. Plain & simple. :evil: :evil:
Makes me feeling like I\'m eating at an Indian restaurant. I love the food but this music gives me a headache
Cool stuff... But an odd place to be so early in the morning!
Cool. Is there much variety to her music?
Originally Posted by tawanda: Very cool -- had me hooked within seconds and kept my attention all the way through.
:D I agree...
Very cool -- had me hooked within seconds and kept my attention all the way through.
No :oops:
I had this flash like I was sitting in an india resterant. Not exactlyt he place I like to be at 8 in the morn. :roll: