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    Words and music : Danny McLaughlin & Christine Atallah

    Instrumentation: Violon, acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, Latin percussion, Eastern tambourine, dirbacka & drums.

    Language: Arabic and French

    A song with a beautiful soaring melody which speaks of forbidden love between two people from divergent cultures. A surprising bossa nova rythym underlies the Arabic dirbacka. In the song, one lover beckons the other assuring him that it matters not what others think. She tells him “It does not matter, ayounee, my eyes, you are so right for me.” The poignant tenderness in her voice and words encourage him to let go of fear, prejudice and all concerns, except their togetherness. A lone woman speaks with the voice of her heart and with the courage inspired by passion. This theme breaches culture, time, religion and circumstance in a topic that all human beings can relate to. ... more
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Lyrics :

Taa, ya habibee
La nuit a ses voiles
Je me sens rêveuse
Tout me fait penser à toi

Sheeftack bi helmai
Au fond du sérail
Sens mensonge anaibhaibback
Tant que la nuit a des ombres

Taa, ya habibee
Sans toi mon bonheur n’est assouvi
Je te veux tout près de moi
Taa, ya habibee
Ensorcelle moi par ton désir

Inta Hayati
je ne m’enfuirai pas
Quand tu es près de moi
L’amour sera la loi

Chaleek Haddai
à travers les saisons
une volontaire
dans la prison de passion

Taa, ya habibee
Mon regard ne se lasse de toi
Je te tends la main, viens vers moi
Taa, ya habibee (viens mon amour)
Tu est l’azure de mes nuits

Tag :
Le vent souffle sur le sable
Et nos cœurs qui s’entrelassent
La nuit s’étend, s’étale dans son chant
de fantaisie…


from Escapades, released March 3, 2010


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Christine Ann Atallah and the Bassalindos Montréal, Québec

Christine Atallah and the Bassalindos are a Canadian band out of Montreal. Their music is a cosmopolitan blend of East and West. Its multilingual pop music, with latin and Arabic elements as well as nuances of jazz. The music has been described as rhythmic, exotic, sexy, intelligent with sensitive and stirring lyrics, melodies and arrangements. ... more

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