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L'Essentiel

Alabina, Ishtar AlabinaAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Alabina (Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Comme Toi (New)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Salma Ya Salama (Ole y Ola - Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Lolole (Don't Le Me Be Misunderstood - Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Baila Maria (Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Lolai (Ya Habibi Ya Eyni - Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Yo Te Vi (Ah Ya Zein - Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Choukrane (Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Ya Mama, Ya Mama (Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Eshebo (Chebba - Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Tierra Santa (Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Santa Maria (Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Linda (Original Version)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Shir Ha' Keshet (The Rainbow Song - New)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. La Cubanita (New)Alabina, Ishtar, Los Niños de Sara 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Sala, La Paz Al Final (New Version By Mike Pela)Mike Pela 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Vengan Vengan (Ya Habaybi, Ya Ghaybine - New Version By Mike Pela)Mike Pela 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Alabina (New Spanish Version By Mike Pela)Mike Pela 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 4, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atoll Music France
  • ASIN: B00002ZZOI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,069 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars POWERFUL, INTENSE, SEDUCTIVE & FULL OF RHYTHM July 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have listened to many types of music, but rarely have I found an album where every single song was so enjoyable. Great variety. The best way for me to describe this CD is: INTENSE- the music is absolutely beautiful, POWERFUL- the vocalists are spectacular, SEDUCTIVE & FULL OF RHYTHM- makes you want to dance no matter where you are. If you like the Gypsy Kings, European Music mixed with Middle Eastern music... you'll love this CD. A pure pleasure to listen to and dance to. It took my breath away.....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entrancing, Exotic, Excellent! August 6, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Whether you can understand the lyrics or not, this CD is outstanding. Sung in an uplifting blend of Arabic and Spanish, and accompanied by delightful instrumentalists, L'Essentiel is a perfect choice for the discerning music collector. Lead vocalist Ishtar has a rich, melodious voice to complement the warm, sweet strummings of her band, Los Ninos de Sara. Of particular interest are: the energetic "Salma Ya Salama," the moody, sensual "Eshebo (Chebba)" and the heartbreaking ballad "Linda." Also notable are two covers: "Lolole (Don't Let me be Misunderstood)" and the irresistible, thumping beat of "Vengan Vengan (Ya Habaybi, Ya Ghaybine)," originally sung by Farid El Attrache. Finally, Ishtar extends her vocal talents to a sexy French tune, "Comme Toi." Overflowing with 18 international hits, L'Essentiel is just as necessary to your CD collection! Enjoy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! January 12, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best CDs. Alabina's singing is fast paced and when you hear the songs, you just want to get up and dance. She's got a wonderful strong voice. This CD includes a few songs that were previously released and are included in one of her other CDs. The rhythm, the language, the sound...creates this mood elevating experience! This CD also includes her singing in Hebrew (track #10--Eshebo). I've heard this song a little differently, but her version is excellent too! #15 is new and it is all in Spanish. Anyway, its great, you'll probably enjoy it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate fusion January 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
There are so many reasons why I love and adore this woman: Maybe it's because any CD of her, is an ultimate experience of "Fusion": She sings in English, French, Spanish and Arab, her music is a wonderful blend of Flamenco, Latin, House and Arab music. Los Niños de Sara, being three fabulous Spanish Flamenco guitarists and a very good singer, are intervowen perfectly to Alabina's singing which is mainly in Arabic. A lot of the times she again is accompanied by a fantastic sounding Arab orchestra, with wicked darabuka drums and beats. And yes, there's even another reason, why she's so damn good: Her music is the very best against bad moods and against the misery of a boring rainy Sunday afternoon. Put her on, loud, hear the Latin beats, the Guitars and her beautiful singing and you just get up and dance away your depressions! Honest!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect combination between gypsy and arab style August 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Eti Zach ("Ishtar") and "Los Ni??os de Sara" perhaps are the best flamenco group at the moment, sustaining with the inclusion of the Middle East. To speak of "Alabina" is to speak the fantasy, forces and enchantment. Ishtar, their female vocalist, is a great israeli singer, able to sing wonderfully in many languages. Personally I fascinate myself when I hear "Eshebo (Chebba)", a very sensual song, and "Shir Hakeshet (Rainbow Song)", the hebrew version of the "Aranjuez Concert". Wonderful melodys like "Salma Ya Salama" of Dalida, and "Lolole (Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood)" (spanish and english) of Santa Esmeralda are excellent remixes of the clasical arabic and flamenco pop music. "Ya Mama Ya Mama" (complety in spanish), "Choukrane", "Vengan, Vengan" and the contagious "Baila Maria" put seal to in the hispanic/arabic style of Alabina. But if there are a song with I vibrate, that is "Alabina", THE SONG of this album, a perfect mixes between gypsy spanish with arabic.
Alabina is the new landmark that born in this century in the pop music, and they unite their name to Ofra Haza, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Amr Diab, Hakim, Tarkan, Cheb Mami, Mustafa Al Amar, Natacha Atlas, Assi Al Hillani, Ibrahim Tatlises and many others, in the sky of world music divos.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have! February 8, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album should be in every music lover's collection. Ishtar's voice is incredible and Los Ninos De Sara spice it up. One would not ordinarily think that a mixture of Arabic and Spanish would work, but this album illustrates that music is the world's language and that great music is understood by all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like Gipsy Kings.... July 18, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
You'll love this CD. Originally I bought this for the track, Alabina, but the rest is amazing. It mixes Spanish, French, and Arabic all into one. There is great variety of music on this CD - from love songs to music you could dance to! A great CD...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alabina kicks January 18, 2002
By Jose
Format:Audio CD
If you like Flamenco music, or Arabic music you'll probably like this CD. Ishtar is a very good singer. She has a very good singing style. Los Ninos de Sara are incredible. The lead singer's vocals are powerful. I think he outdoes the lead singer of the Gypsy Kings. The musicianship also cooks. Most of the songs are pretty good but three songs in particular will knock your socks off. Track 1, Alabina, Track 5, Baila Maria, and especially Track 17, Ya Habaybi. Enjoy this awesome music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Includes quite a few new songs or new versions
This is more than just another best of compilation since it includes several new songs and new versions:

Comme Toi - new
Shir Ha' Keshet (The Rainbow Song) -... Read more
Published on March 2, 2008 by JC
5.0 out of 5 stars A totally awesome blend of Spanish and Arabic music
Beautiful to listen and to dance, great for a party, some songs great for belly dancing, amazing blend of Spanish and Arabic music!!!
Published on September 28, 2007 by Florcita
5.0 out of 5 stars Spanish and Arabic fusion
If you are looking for some gypsyesque music that fuses Arabic influences with Spanish guitar and vocals than look no further. Read more
Published on May 18, 2007 by Enrique Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars Alabina - L'Essentiel
I was put on a waiting list for three months to order this item. But the wait was worth it. This CD is so hot, I was checking to see if my CD player would burn up! Read more
Published on March 20, 2007 by Bonny Whiteford
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but strong accent!
I lovelovelovelovelove Alabina. The only thing is that Ishtar has a very bad Arabic accent. I'm Lebanese and I know all the originals for these songs, and I can tell she is... Read more
Published on June 23, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars The very best
This album is my all time favorite!! Alabina is a fantastic Arab fusion cd with no comparison in sight!!
Published on June 10, 2005 by Ritu Mehta
5.0 out of 5 stars Alabina
I would like to tell you that I love arabic music and alabina is one of the arabic actually only arabic music that i listen to and i would like for you to let me know when you have... Read more
Published on March 4, 2002 by "persiangirl"
4.0 out of 5 stars A Latin Classic.
Ishtar displays a wide range of budding talent singing in French, Hebrew, Spanish, and Arabic. This CD has 6 excellent songs including Shir Ha'Keshet. Read more
Published on November 17, 2001 by Rene C. Borbon
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