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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. - WORLD MUSIC CENTRAL


New EP from chanteuse AnathIntroducing...Anath -- a mesmerizing singer/dancer/songwriter of North African heritage foraging her own style of honey-dripping sensuality with her latest EP release Rapture. 5 tracks, highlighted by an imaginative reworking of the Blondie classic "Rapture", are bundled in lush harmonies and a contemporary world beat. Anath claims classic Egyptian artists such as Farid El Atrash and Umm Kulthum as her musical influences. With established accomplishments performing on stage and film soundtracks, Anath is representative of the fresh, new Arabic sound!"h
- AFRO POP


Discography

Rapture (lullabyllc 2006)/EP
Nina's Flower (Le comptoir 2003)/album
Silence (Freedonia for Sony Music france 1999)/single
Go Ahead ( Freedonia for Warner france 1999)/single

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A zig-zagging cultural lineage. A sublime voice. An ear for mixing and matching musical styles. With these ingredients, singer-songwriter Anath musically fuses traditions, inherited and chosen. A gumbo of North African rhythms, Middle Eastern instrumentation, a dash of French electronica and (what else?) the occasional Blondie cover, Anath’s music hints at her dizzying background. Born of Tunisian descent and raised in Israel and France, Anath is now a New Yorker by choice. Yet, she downplays her unique heritage and upbringing. “I come from Africa, Asia and Europe and I’m at home in New York. I guess that makes me a typical New Yorker,” she says. No longer a wanderer herself, Anath is still exploring with her music.

“The songwriting process is always surprising for me. I’m influenced by so many styles. I never know what’s going to pop up in the music,” she explains. Among her array of influences, Anath counts everything from classic Egyptian artists like Farid El Atrash and Oum Kalthoum to Chanson Française artists like Claude Nougaro and British pop by the likes of Brian Ferry and Kate Bush. Her own music owes to all of these artists, becoming a hybrid of traditional sounds and electro-pop. Anath’s sex-dripping vocals (she purrs out her songs in French, Hebrew, Arabic and English) draw comparisons to Brazilian Girls, Sade and Everything But The Girl.

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 the groundbreaking 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 and Anath took to the road again with the production’s traveling company. 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. In New York, Anath has quickly adapted to the local music scene, becoming a regular performer at Alphabet City’s Nublu and dazzling audiences across Manhattan. Anath will be appearing on
Israeli direcor's Amos Kolek's next film, which features Red Layam,
which is slated for release in 2007. For more information on Anath, please visit: www.anathmusic.com.