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Country Girls & City Women
Najat Aatabou
Country Girls & City Women
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

Morocco's top shaabi/berber star, Najat Aatabu releases her first American CD featuring some of her greatest hits as well as 5 brand new tracks.

      
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All Artists: Najat Aatabou
Title: Country Girls & City Women
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 2/11/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Africa, Middle East, Arabic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661507722

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Album Description
Morocco's top shaabi/berber star, Najat Aatabu releases her first American CD featuring some of her greatest hits as well as 5 brand new tracks.
 

CD Reviews

This album rooted in tradition while pondering the future
mle8@cornell.edu | Ithaca, NY | 09/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While many modern pop releases from the arab world dissappoint those familiar with traditional arabic music, this album retains the driving heartbeat rhythm, call-and-response structure and emotional vocals that make the traditional music so powerful. Najat Aatabu's voice is the real deal: raw and inspiring. She sings, sometimes crtically, about the future of her country and the role of women in it without discarding the traditions that make her music strong."
*The* best recording released in 1997!!
mle8@cornell.edu | 04/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like North-African or middle-eastern crossover "pop" at all, this disk is a must have! Aatabu's voice is entrancing and powerful, and occasionally almost too good. This one of those disks that tends to get one hopelessly transfixed all the way through. I can't say enough about this recording."
Absolutely Powerful Berber music from Morocco.
mle8@cornell.edu | 10/07/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great album my Morocco's Queen of Berber slam. A mix of traditional and electric I like the liner notes very much and found the article by S. Davis to be very enlightening. Great pictures in the booklet. A rarity. Meaningful and strong feminist lyrics against a pulsing grinding rhythm section. Great for parties and reflection."