‘Stand Up’ for Hindi

11.11.2011                      14.Cheschwan. 5772

Musikszene:

‘Stand Up’ for Hindi

Paris-based, Moroccan-born singer Hindi Zahra is winning accolades for her debut ‘Handmade.’ Performing in Israel, she hopes to ‘tap into that Tel Aviv energy’.

No wonder it’s impossible to contain Hindi Zahra inside a musical category. When the 32-year-old singer/songwriter was growing up in Khouribga, Morocco, a typical day’s playlist in her home included music by The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, traditional Berber music, raï and châabi divas like Cheikha Rimitti, the desert rock of Malian Ali Farka Touré and the sensual folk music of Ismaël Lo.
All of those influences and more shine through in the intoxicating world music that naturally flows from her hands and mouth – music that has thrust the Paris-based singer into the spotlight thanks to last year’s acclaimed debut album Handmade and praise that has compared her vocal style and delivery to everyone from Billie Holiday and Patti Smith to Sade and Norah Jones….