Internationally renowned for her multi-ethnic sound, Natacha Atlas seamlessly melds authentic Indo-Arabic musical forms with a mÉlange of North African and contemporary Western musical influenc

Internationally renowned for her multi-ethnic sound, Natacha Atlas seamlessly melds authentic Indo-Arabic musical forms with a mélange of North African and contemporary Western musical influences (including R&B, dancehall, and electronic) on her fifth solo album. Her distinct vocals have appeared on various collaborative projects, including works by composer David Arnold, Transglobal Underground, Jah Wobble, and Cheb i Sabbah. Similarly, Something Dangerous finds Atlas working with an assemblage of acclaimed world musicians, programmers, and guest vocalists. The set is a cross-continental musical celebration that is rich with songs (in Hindi and English) that are equally mystical, transcendent, and ingeniously contemporary. The sensuous midtempo "Simple Heart" (featuring Sinéad O'Connor) and the melodic title track (featuring Princess Julianna) best encapsulate Atlas' ambitious multi-genre vision. Although musically dense at times, Something Dangerous is a bold and accessible endeavor.—CR

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