Tag Archives: Beth Gibbons

The muses of La musa: Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra is a Franco-Moroccan singer and actress. When coming up with a stage name, she simply inverted her birth name. Her songs are mostly in English but some lyrics as in the song “Imik Si Mik” are in the Berber language.

Influenced by singers like Cheikha Rimitti, Hindi Zahra has drawn comparisons with Beth Gibbons of PortisheadManu ChaoBillie HolidayPatti Smith, and Norah Jones. In April 2015 her second studio album Homeland was released.

Best Covers: Portishead “SOS”

Jo Cox, the Batley and Spen MP who was tragically killed last week, would have been 42 today. In honour of her tireless campaigning in support of refugees, iconic Bristol trip-hop band Portishead have released a video to go alongside their cover of Abba’s SOS.

It features singer Beth Gibbons, shot alone in monochrome, reaching out towards the camera before ending with Cox’s quote from her maiden speech in parliament: “We have far more in common than which divides us.” This is our cover of this week.