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2017-07-22

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"Atlas Soul's blend of jazz, funk, and Middle-Eastern/Arabic grooves is a fascinating sonic stew that will catch any listener's ear. This is their second appearance on our CD's compilation. We like 'em, and you will too". - Global Rhythm Magazine

"What hits hardest about Atlas Soul's sound is the natural funk of North African music and also powerful vocals, which span fluid, passionate Gnawa melodies and husky Raļ hooks. There is great wisdom in a world-music outfit that embraces divergent genres (but not so many that the sound loses its identity.)" - Banning Eyre, NPR Afrobeat Worldwide

Atlas Soul

Have you ever experienced the music genres of Rock N' Raļ, Chaabi Jazz or Maghrebi Funk? This is your chance! Atlas Soul is a - multiple award winning - band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions and fuse them with deep funk, jazz and intelligent hip hop. Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark!

They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond. Atlas Soul's core is a quintet but they love to invite a special guest musician or add a full horn section depending on the show! They features two outstanding lead vocalist, Regie Gibson an award winning poet, a percussionist and a natural power house performer and Jacques Pardo from France, a saxophonist, guitarist, composer and the band leader. Drummer extraordinary Nadjim Kebir from Algeria and bassist Tim Paul Weiner "The groove master" hold the rhythm section along with Greek-American virtuoso guitarist Perry Bakalos.

Atlas Soul sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making their performances truly cross-cultural music experiences. The lyrics speak of love, ecology, oppression, happiness, immigration, poverty, and spicy food. The band has produced five CDs : Chamsa, Mabrouka, Maktoub, Live@Regattabar, and Gypsy Windand two singles: We `re Atlas Soul and My Heart.

Atlas Soul's motto, "World Music for World Peace", spells out its philosophical and political goal: to inspire world peace through a fusion of music and culture that gets people to the dance floor.

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