2001 - Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bottle. She is rushed to California Pacific Hospital where she receives more than 20 stitches for the head wound.
The concept behind Harem is blending Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms with Western dance-tinged pop—something Ofra Haza, and even Sting, already achieved with more ingenuity and dancefloor credibility.
With founding member Chris DeGarmo recently rejoining progressive metal band Queensrÿche in the studio, EMI's reissuing of the group's first seven studio albums in this slim boxed set is perfectly timed.
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.