Hindi Zahra [Paris] A serious young woman equipped with a delicately veiled voice with underlying messages, unerring guitar playing and jazzy piano compositions – knocks holes at music genres, collects together the splinters and invents them into new melodies. This is a description of Hindi Zahra -a new star in the Clandestino sky. Born and raised in Morocco with Berber origins and surrounded by uncles whose practices of Moroccan post-psychedelic influenced Hindi early into multifaceted music. To start with, a fascination of traditional Berber-music, rai, chaabi (Cheikha Rimitti, Oum Khalsoum), desert rock´n´roll, Mali blues of Ali Farka Touré and folk music of Ismaël Lo later even “afro-american groove” with front figures like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, 2pac and hiphop collective Tribe Called Quest. In her teens Hindi moved to Paris with her father where she early on left school to work at the Louvre. Saturated by all of the impressions the art made, she let this flow into her songwriting at night -like never before. Within a year fifty songs were created of which two shown the most: Oursoul and Beautiful Tango. The latter intended as a tribute to love, a ballad with timeless nostalgic glow and with the power to turn the listener’s heart. The song proclaimed in both the music magazines The Wire and BBC music (the largest radio station in the world). The next step was to release a full-length record but Zahra was not quite satisfied, not yet. In consultation with Ninja Tunes-current singer-songwriter Fink, they began a fine polishing of raw material that Fink believed was a bouquet of unpolished diamonds ripe to be transformed. After two years of hard work, eleven songs were presented, each and every one a brilliant color of Hindi’s musical color palette; full of vocal jazz, acoustic pop, modern soul and blues with North African influences. The album ”Hand Made” is just what the title indicates: self produced. The songs vary from English and Berber, the latter among one of the most beautiful songs on the disk, Imik Simik (Little by Little). The record has received much praise the world over, listed as on of this years best disks by DN:s Nanuska Yeaman 2010 with the motivation: “A modern classic from this years most exciting cosmopolitan and recommended listening for the intolerance king Sarkozy“. Hindi Zahra is serious and we are too, we promise you an artist who with her voice can move mountains and touch your heart. A Clandestino wild cat who stretches against a sun drenched floor until she melts into the same golden blaze.