Christine Atallah and the Bassalindos are a Canadian band out of Montreal. Their music is a cosmopolitan blend of East and West. It's multilingual pop music, with Latin and Arabic elements as well as nuances of Jazz. The music has been described as rhythmic, exotic and sexy music -- intelligent and acoustic; with sensitive and stirring lyrics, melodies and arrangements. Christine has a beautiful, lush voice and her lyrics, whether in Spanish or Arabic, will win your heart. Take your production to a higher level with this group's stunning and dramatic music!
Review of Christine Atallah and the Bassalindos, by Jonathan Widran
Even if you don't speak any of the five languages that the sensuous-voiced Christine Atallah sings on this magical, multi-ethnic kaleidoscope of a collection, you'll find yourself seduced as Atallah and her band sizzle, groove, and sway with a mix of unique Arabic, Latin, and jazz flavors. The classically trained Quebec-based singer has an incredible pedigree, which includes singing in the Academy Award-nominated film Jesus de Montreal, being discovered during a tour of Verdi's Aida, and touring the world as a featured soloist. Those world travels inform the exciting jazz scales, pop sensibilities, and global grooves on this multifaceted collection, which begins with the swaying flamenco/Arabic fusion on "Taa, Ya Habibee" and continues with the loping Egyptian charms of "Idman" and the dreamy violin and conga-spiced Latin gem "Me Voy." Beyond Atallah's always appealing lead vocals, there's a general emphasis on polyrhythmic textures provided by Arabic percussion and instruments like the oud. One of the more dramatic and hypnotic tracks is "Salam," a rousing peace song...
The song speaks about the freedom to be yourself, women's strength, ability and individuality. This song has a fabulous string arrangement and an intricate chorus in 5 \ 4 time. Similar to Sarah Mclachlan, Natacha Atlas, Shakira. Female Vocals, Pop Music, Acoustic Pop
A beautiful and joyful song about how love makes each one of us a V.I.P. in the eyes of their loved one. Make your customers feel like V. I. P.'s or get your brand associated with happiness and satisfaction ! Female Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Pop
A smooth and sophisticated bossa groove with syncopated latin piano. Use this as a party track for a cocktail scene, or in a sexy scene leading to a romantic moment. It can be a languid adventurous moment. A perfect sunny scene soundtrack or suave night one. Instrumental, Tropical Latin Music, Salsa
An acoustic song with attitude about how love can make you or break you. It speaks of the dual nature of attachment & endurance; veering from pain to pleasure. There is suffering and longing in this track as well as courage and desire to make it through at all cost. / style like Sarah McLachlan /, Female Vocals, Pop Music, Acoustic Pop
Someone with a single fixation. A woman who has only one single wish- to make up with her lover; to have things return to normal. This song could be used to describe a persistent situation such as the turmoil of recurring romantic disputes and the ups and down of the couple relationship, Female Vocals, Latin Music, Latin Pop
This piece, crowned by a touching vocal line, tells a tale of love won and lost. In a literal desert or the metaphoric desert of a heart without love, the heroine of the story recounts her long and lonely voyage to travel to find her love. Female Vocals, Latin Music, Bossa Nova
A song with a beautiful soaring melody which speaks of forbidden
love between two people from divergent cultures. This theme breaches culture, time, religion and circumstance in a topic that all human beings can relate to. Female Vocals, Latin Music, Latin World Fusion
A sensual Latin love song with a pulsing beat in Spanish about the consolation of a strong physical connection with another person. Of course, it's a love song, dears. Christine was inspired by the song, Con Todo Palabra by Lhasa De Sela another very talented Montreal artist. Female Vocals, Latin Music, Latin Pop Ballads
The theme of loneliness is explored in a song which speaks of its obliteration and demise through romantic union. The subject matter touches upon: destiny, fidelity and lasting unity. Female Vocals, Middle East Music, Middle-Eastern World Fusion
A joyful peace song in 4 languages: French, English, Arabic and Spanish. The final is sung with a choir and children’s voice—is the symbol of all humanity joining in. This song is in the permanent exhibit at International Museum of Peace and Solidarity in Samarkand! Female Vocals, African Music, African World Fusion
An original song based on a Hans Christian Anderson tale about the princess and the pea. A cool story. In this case, the princess metaphorical pea is the memory of a face that she sees only in her sleep and is deeply in love with. Female Vocals, Jazz Music, Ethno Jazz
Hypnotic and transcending modern Arabic song with lush vocals and Oud improvisation. This song unfolds a story of lack of trust and the alienation of lying and miscommunication. Female Vocals, Middle East Music, Middle-Eastern World Fusion