The voice of the Atlas

Najat Aatabou (performer)
The voice of the Atlas
The voice of the Atlas The voice of the Atlas

The voice of the Atlas

The voice of the Atlas
Najat Aatabou
Globe Style, 1991
1 cd
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About Najat Aatabou

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Najat Aâtabou (Arabic: نجاة اعتابو‎; born 1960) is a Moroccan singer, songwriter and composer.

Her song "Hadi Kedba Bayna" was sampled by the Chemical Brothers in their 2005 song "Galvanize".

Early life

Najat Aâtabou was born on 9 May 1960 into a lower-class family, with five brothers and four sisters. She dreamed of becoming a lawyer, but her life would take a different direction. Singing was her favourite thing to do and she would walk to school every morning singing songs. When she reached the age of thirteen, she would sneak out of her bedroom window and sing at local weddings and school parties for money. At one of these parties, a guest recorded her voice with a tape recorder. The tape was sold illegally throughout Morocco and the song "J'en ai marre" ("I've had enough of it") became especially popular. Her family soon found out about her singing and did not accept her choice of voca…Read more on Wikipedia