Essentiel

L' Essentiel

by Alabína
     
 
Exploring the cultural and musical affinities between Spain and North Africa, Alabina blends Gipsy Kings-style flamenco with the modern club flavor of Algerian rai, featuring tracks performed in both Spanish and Arabic. L'essentiel is a strong introductory compilation for newcomers, and although longtime

Overview

Exploring the cultural and musical affinities between Spain and North Africa, Alabina blends Gipsy Kings-style flamenco with the modern club flavor of Algerian rai, featuring tracks performed in both Spanish and Arabic. L'essentiel is a strong introductory compilation for newcomers, and although longtime fans may find a few personal favorites missing (like "Loli, Lolita, Lola (Rikdi)," for example), it's a pretty good listen for them too, as Alabina's albums have sometimes been rather inconsistent. This isn't music for traditionalists or purists, but its cross-cultural appeal is very real, and its infectious danceability may win over worldbeat fans looking for something modern and exotic.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/04/2000
Label:
Atoll Music France
UPC:
3300610910674
catalogNumber:
28069

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alabína   Primary Artist
Farid el Atrache   Vocals
Ninos de Sara   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Michel Abihssira   Arranger,Adaptation
Mike Pela   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Alabína   Arranger,Adaptation
Samy Goz   Arranger,Executive Producer,Adaptation
Charles Ibgui   Producer
Pedro Maza Luaces   Arranger,Adaptation,Spanish Adaptation
Charles Abelan   Arranger,Adaptation
Yonathan Geffen   Adaptation
Jose Luis Castillo   Arranger,Adaptation
Ronny Gold   Arranger,Engineer,Adaptation
Norbert Habib   Arranger,Adaptation

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