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Transglobal Underground — Ali Mullah
Album: Backpacking on the Graves of Our Ancestors
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5.4

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Total ratings: 789









Released: 1994
Length: 5:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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I'm surprised at the number of "1" ratings.  I suppose most folks in the west haven't been exposed much to Indian music.  (I know the group does a wide variety of world music, but this is pretty solidly from the subcontinent.) An 8 for me.
There you go again, challenging us to stretch.  Love that about RP
Mesmerizing
Holy heck, that is one snarky album title!
Bill:
After many years of listening this is the first Transglobal Underground track I've heard you play.    The early years are the best.  Play lots more!
Is it me or does this sound like the opening to "Inside Man"?
 laura.letterboxer wrote:

Does anyone know whether Natacha Atlas is the prominent female vocalist in this?  Her voice reminds me of the amazing vocals at the end of Faye Tucker (the Indigo Girls' song on Come On Now Social) -- could this be the same person?  Now I want to hear Faye Tucker!




I believe this is an Natacha Atlas Track, but maybe one of her last ones before going on to a more solo artist focused career.  I met her in Paris in the 90s while she was touring her first solo album.  We were in the same hotel.  She's a peach, Super nice.
 steviedeant wrote:

Listening to this, I think of terrorists. How brainwashed am I?



Extraordinarily so. But the first step is admitting you have a problem. In the past year, how far have you advanced down the road? Are you listening to more global music? Have you met anyone that doesn't look just like you? Are you trying to be open to different viewpoints and ideas?
Does anyone know whether Natacha Atlas is the prominent female vocalist in this?  Her voice reminds me of the amazing vocals at the end of Faye Tucker (the Indigo Girls' song on Come On Now Social) -- could this be the same person?  Now I want to hear Faye Tucker!
113 people rated this a 1?! Why?!
I for one am grooving on my chair :) 
 nannimae wrote:

Pretty brainwashed, I'd say.  This is reminiscent of traditional Indian music, prevalent in BaliWood extravaganzas, belly dancing classes, and my favorite Mediterranean eateries!
 
 
That's a pretty big swathe of the globe it reminds you of, from the Med all the way to India (or possibly Bali in Indonesia?). I guess with a name like 'Transglobal' they'd be pretty happy with that.
 sunybuny wrote:

{#Lol}  If in Bollywood the dance scenes are the 'dance' scenes then the divorce scenes must be great.
 

Actually, there are no divorces; just kitchen fires.
Not a fan.
Pressing the Skip button.
10 from me! Die haters!

So good, I love oriental music so much.
In an odd way this reminds me of Gary Glitters "Rock'n Roll 2".  Simple yet moving. 
Transglobal Underground is an English electro-world music group, specializing in a fusion of western, Asian and African music styles. Their first four albums featured Natacha Atlas as lead singer, and their single "Temple Head" was used in a Coca-Cola advertising campaign for the 1996 Olympic Games
 rcurrier wrote:
Dancing while chanting "alimony" just seems wrong somehow.
 
 
Depends which side of the payment you're on.  But yeah, it still seems - not right.  Love the song.
more, please 
 steviedeant wrote:
Listening to this, I think of terrorists. How brainwashed am I?
 
Pretty brainwashed, I'd say.  This is reminiscent of traditional Indian music, prevalent in BaliWood extravaganzas, belly dancing classes, and my favorite Mediterranean eateries!
 
 Cynaera wrote:
Turn if off killit... I can only assume you're attempting to convey a coded message that only other illiterate people will understand.  By the way - using all capital letters means you're SHOUTING, so I'm also assuming this song incites you to extreme hostility.

Perhaps you should seek an alternate radio station - one that never offends you or causes you to shout on a public forum. 

Feh.

 

I never met you, Cynaera, but I miss you!
Great song, super trippy if you allow it to enter you lol. Can partially understand the hate but damn, this is great world music stuff
Listening to this, I think of terrorists. How brainwashed am I?
Natacha Atlas! Yes.Yes.Yes.
Better lyrics than rap.
Love it this world music... love Natacha Atlas too.
 gjones wrote:
NO HELL NO TURN IF OFF  KILLIT
 
It is playing again...in case you are missing it...
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Fantastic, love how elitists give "1" for this interesting ethnic tune. You can always PSD to your favourite Yorke, Bono, Lennon & co. you know.
Oh Radio Paradise, I love you so much!
A day late, but Happy Diwali 2018
Thumbs up RP! Music all around. The diversity in the playlist is like no other. Love it. Keep it up.
 rcurrier wrote:
Dancing while chanting "alimony" just seems wrong somehow.
 

 
{#Lol}  If in Bollywood the dance scenes are the 'dance' scenes then the divorce scenes must be great.
Ouch!  
Love this stuff. Would like to hear more from Natasha Atlas on her own as well.
 gjones wrote:
NO HELL NO TURN IF OFF  KILLIT
  Turn if off killit... I can only assume you're attempting to convey a coded message that only other illiterate people will understand.  By the way - using all capital letters means you're SHOUTING, so I'm also assuming this song incites you to extreme hostility.

Perhaps you should seek an alternate radio station - one that never offends you or causes you to shout on a public forum. 

Feh.

gradevole....
NO HELL NO TURN IF OFF  KILLIT
 rcurrier wrote:
Dancing while chanting "alimony" just seems wrong somehow.
 
 
This made my day.

This is just freekin awesome! 9 -> 10{#Notworthy}
I'm pretty sure they were celebrating Bin Laden's death.
Thankfully it ended!!
Eclectic maybe, but painful to listen to.
Oh hell YEAH!!!
Dancing while chanting "alimony" just seems wrong somehow.
 
you rarely hear that level of intensity with western singers' voices.
 pmnixa wrote:
That's Natasha Atlas singing at the beginning isn't it?
 

She is a bad babe!!
Great stuff man!{#Cowboy}
Catchy, and kinda fun. Giddyup go elephant!
Love Indian music.....but Bill, dig out some "STRINGS" Pleeez?
That's Natasha Atlas singing at the beginning isn't it?