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by Nuriya
Tanita by Nuriya
Released: Feb 2011
Label: Música Almaya
Lilting Arabic melodies, Gypsy-Spanish-Jewish flamenco-pop, Latin dance beats and rapping --and that's just the first track of Nuriya's fascinating debut! Tanita is the product of this child of Middle Eastern Jewish exiles to Mexico who raised her there and in the U.S. But it's both Nuriya's intimate connection to seemingly disparate genres and her indelible talent that allows her to layer them all together in ways that feel organic yet novel. Her commanding presence makes experiments like Mexican regional flamenco-&-B not only workable, but captivating.
Rachel Devitt

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