Artist Watch: Do The 'Beautiful Tango' With Hindi Zahra

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The week is almost at a close (finally!) and usually it's time to slow the roll down and just revel in the fact that you've made it to the conclusion of another week. To reward yourself, aside from grabbing that brew of choice, hook on the headphones and zone out to some tunes. If you dig some acoustic soul and can't get enough of Corinne Bailey Rae's newest, The Sea, or are waiting in pain for Sade newness to arrive, you'll probably dig what newcomer Hindi Zahra has in store.

 Paris-based singer-songwriter, Zahra released her debut, Handmade, this year, which the album in itself is perfect for those quiet and calm green tea sipping moments. One song that sticks out is the lush opener of "Beautiful Tango", which truly is beauty in song format. The track is Latin in groove, yet there is a slight Afro-Jazz thing going on as well as Middle-Eastern influence. Sophisticated and simple in nature, "Beautiful Tango" is sure to find a spot on your playlist. Hindi's voice is being likened to that of jazz legend Billie Holiday, and during moments of the track you can hear some Lady Day phrasing revived. Maybe because I've been bouncing off the walls since Monday, but this song really does soothe the mind, and it's just what I needed.

Beautiful Tango

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