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Ana Hina

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Ana Hina (2008)  Mounqaliba (2010)
Label  World Village
Release date  26 May 2008
Genre  World music
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Released  26 May 2008 (2008-05-26)
Producer  Harvey Brough Recording Engineer=Alejandro Merola
Artists  Natacha Atlas, The Mazeeka Ensemble
Similar  Natacha Atlas albums, World music albums

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Ana Hina is an album by Belgian singer Natacha Atlas. It was released by World Village on 26 May 2008. The album primarily features acoustic cover versions of songs originally performed by Arabic singers Fairuz and Abdel Halim Hafez. It was also influenced by Scottish and Latin music. The song "He Hesitated" appeared in the 2009 film Amreeka.


Natacha atlas the mazeeka ensemble presenting ana hina

Songs and background

Many of the songs on the album were culled from her father's personal tape collection by Atlas's music director, Harvey Brough. The lyrics to "La Vida Callada", a duet with Spanish singer Clara Sanabras, are based on a poem composed by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. "Black is the Colour" is a traditional Scottish folk song. Atlas' version is loosely based on Nina Simone's cover version and features a Middle Eastern musical arrangement. The song "He Hesitated" refers to the Iraq War; Atlas has openly criticized the foreign policy decisions of former United States President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The track "El Nowm" was inspired by Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka's album Anashid.

Critical response

Ana Hina received positive reviews from music critics. In a review for The Guardian, Robin Denselow called the album a "mature, varied and entertaining set". The Times reviewer David Hutcheon described Ana Hina as "rather wonderful" and named "La Vida Callada" as its best song. Youssef Rakha of the The National wrote that the album "is a powerful statement about being in the world today, a musical monument to globalisation" and further commented that its "effect is both refreshing and disorienting".


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