For a rising star in the Arab-Euro pop scene, Natacha Atlas has an unexpected accent: It’s British. But Atlas has confounded expectations all her life. Born in Belgium to a father with roots in Egypt and Morocco, she was raised in her mother’s England. "In the early part of my life, it was a bit confusing," she recalls. "What’s my identity? But as I got older, I realized there’d always be these two identities living within me."
By Chris Nickson