On February 28, 1995.

On February 28, 1995, “Nation Records” label released “Diaspora”, the debut Natacha Atlas album. It was recorded in 1994, and was produced by Transglobal Underground.

Personnel:

  • Natacha Atlas – lead vocals, dharabuka
  • Larry Whelan – saxophone, clarinet
  • Essam Rashad – oud, violin
  • Rafiq Rouissi – dharabuka, riq, percussion
  • Neil Sparkes – dharabuka, backing vocals
  • Walid Rouissi – oud, backing vocals
  • Peer Khawam – keyboard
  • Alex Kasiek – keyboards, guitar
  • Hamed Mostafa – bass
  • Ashiqali Hussein, Ali Ahmedaly, Satin Singh – tabla
  • Hamid Mantu – drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Nawazish Khan, Amin Abdelazeem, Faed Abdelaal, Hanafi Soliman, Monir Abdelaal, Wael Abubakr – violin
  • Count Dubulah – bass, guitar
  • Sokar Al Gohari – accordion
  • Mostafa Alarab – percussion
  • Bashir Abdelall – flute
  • Sameer Benjaman – tambourine
  • Simon Walker – strings
  • Graeme Holdaway – engineering
  • Mary Farbrother – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Natacha Atlas, Count Dubulah, Hamid ManTu and Attiah Ahlan, except where noted.

  1. Iskanderia
  2. Leysh Nat’ Arak
  3. Diaspora – Natacha Atlas, Count Dubulah, Hamid ManTu, Attiah Ahlan, Neil Sparkes
  4. Yalla Chant
  5. Alhambra Part 1 – Natacha Atlas, Count Dubulah, Hamid ManTu, Attiah Ahlan, Larry Whelan
  6. Duden
  7. Feres – Natacha Atlas, Essam Rashad
  8. Fun Does Not Exist
  9. Dub Yalil – Natacha Atlas
  10. Iskanderia – Atlas Zamalek
  11. Diaspora (Ballon Theatre mix)
  12. Fun Does Not Exist (Dolmus mix)

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