World music of the week: Natacha Atlas, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7
Friday 11 October 2013
The autumnal arrival of the Nour Festival, trailing contemporary culture from the Middle East and North Africa in Kensington and Chelsea, opens its music programme with a special performance from the former singer and dancer with Transglobal Underground.
Natacha Atlas has built an illustrious solo career melding eastern and western music – most recently for Angelin Preljocaj's latest ballet, Les Nuits.
She leads a seven-piece band in the Elgar Room through a set which is almost certain to contain some of the Rahbani Brothers' great songs from Lebanon, and from her album perfumed by early 20th-century Arabic song, Ana Hina.
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