CULTURE

Musical Atlas is back in town

Natacha Atlas has a special relationship with Greece. She has lived here for a long time and has collaborated with vocalist Glykeria and the Avaton group. Now, for two shows, she will work with the group Palirria, with whom she is about to perform at the Aristoteleion movie theater in Thessaloniki tonight (as part of the Ethno-Jazz Festival) and then at Athens’s Fuzz Club tomorrow evening. Her music is very unique – a love-it-or-hate-it thing. You can’t just like it a little bit, it’s all or nothing. She has often been described as a representative of world music, which she herself has defined as a blender into which one puts sounds, memories and life experiences from different nationalities and civilizations. She believes that once you mix all of that together, you can come up with the most delicious «fruit juice.» Atlas has said that she draws her inspiration from all kinds of music, from the Eastern melodies she used to listen to while growing up in a Moroccan neighborhood in Brussels, to her mother’s Pink Floyd albums. Tickets can be purchased at Metropolis music stores and at the Aristotelous Square box office for the Thessaloniki show.