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Thursday, July 16, 2009

7/16 — Najat Aatabou

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Moroccan singer Najat Aatabou plays a free show tonight at 6:30 PM in Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion. According to Reader critic Peter Margasak, Aatabou has "a husky, authoritative voice and navigates the tricky polyrhythms of the Maghreb as easily as a native might wend her way through the crowded maze of a souk."

Margasak describes the combination of openers Justin Adams, a British guitarist who fuses the blues with West African music, and Juldeh Camara, a Gambian singer, as "seamless and natural; Adams is mindful of his virtuosity, using it mostly in service to rhythm and texture, and Camara sings with easy, tightly coiled soul."

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