ANATH

ANATH

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Singer-songwriter and dancer Anath comes from a Tunisian background and has lived in Israel, Paris, and currently in NY. Her music is a luscious blend of pop rock, Middle Eastern rhythms and instrumentation, and French electronica. www.anathmusic.com

Biography

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.

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

Set List

My typical set list is 8 or 10 songs, usualy one set but we can divide it into two sets. When we do one set it lasts for 1h15.

Tango
Fly
Over The Moon
Red Layam
Little Girl
Dream Song
Ana La Habibi
Go On
Rapture