Sahara

February 27, 2007 | Format: MP3

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3:44
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3:37
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4:03
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4:22
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4:00
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3:50
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4:39
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4:08
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5:44
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4:16
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11
4:05

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 26, 2008
  • Label: Atoll Music
  • Copyright: 2008 Atoll Music
  • Total Length: 46:28
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  • ASIN: B00157ZAS4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #551,324 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "valinca" on May 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Recently, I went on a desert tour of the Tatooine region made famous by Star Wars I and IV. (The Life of Brian, too). When I got to Tunisia, I couldn't find any English-speaking safari tours, so I hopped a French tour with a bunch of people from Paris and Geneva. All they listened to in the jeep was Alabina, and as soon as I got back home I bought a copy of "Sahara." The backing group, Los Ninos de Sara, is very good especially if you like the Gypsy Kings, but lead singer Ishtar's voice is a beautiful and exotic addition.
The group's variability in song styles, from slow French ballads to upbeat salsa, makes this CD very listenable without becoming boring. Alabina follows the tradition of other French groups like Mano Negra, who also sing songs with influences ranging from South American to Arabic. My favorite song on the album tends to shift with time: just as I get tired of one song I become fond of another. I started out liking Lolole, the cover of the Disco-age Santa Esmeralda hit "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," but have since migrated to Sevillano which has a nice background tune although the main melody is a little weak, and Loli, Lolita Lola which is quite catchy. I really like how Alabina re-does its own songs in various song styles and I've ripped the songs from this and my other Alabina CDs so I can listen to the MP3s in an order that contrasts the different versions. My current favorite sequence is Ya Mama Tu M'As Tant Donne, a slow French ballad sung solo by Ishtar, followed by Ya Mama Ya Mama, the same song transformed into a Gypsy Kings-like tropical beat. The sequence is completed by the Salsa version of Ya Mama Ya Mama, found on L'Essential Alabina.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This CD has 12 songs, 6 of them are in the Album II. Is a french version
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I had the good fortune while I was in Italy over the summer to buy a compilation album with LOLI LOLITA LOLA on it....becoming very intrigued by this song, I finally purchased Alabina's "Sahara" album in Spain. I really love the exotic, moving beats of this group, and the lead vocalist has a beautiful voice! Tracks 1 - 5 are excellent.... the rest is fairly mediocre. Nonetheless, I really enjoy this album, and recommend it for anyone who is looking for something a little different.
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