Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ali Hassan Kuban|
From Nubia to Cairo
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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Pieter | Johannesburg | 12/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nubian is spoken along the banks of the Nile from Aswan in Egypt down into the Sudan to where the river makes the big bend, but these days Nubian people live in all the big cities of Egypt and Sudan. As a member of the Nilo-Saharan macro-family, it is entirely unrelated to the Arabic spoken by the majority of people of these two countries and has a cultural history going back to the christian Nubian kingdoms of the middle ages. This brings us to this delightful CD on which Kuban, the most popular Nubian singing star, sings in both Arabic and his mother tongue. My favourite track is Sukkar Sukkar Sukkar with its infectious foot-tapping beat, whilst Nouba, (sung entirely in Nubian)is a lovely song about the Nubian homeland along the banks of the Nile. The CD includes a booklet with background info on Kuban and the lyrics to all the songs. I love his music, it's got a very unique flavour not quite the same as most Egyptian or middle eastern music. Happy, uplifting and inspiring."
"Hey, put in the Happy CD!"
Pieter | 02/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From Nubia to Cairo is one of my favorite CD's. The opening track "Sugar Sugar Sugar" is guaranteed to lift your mood and make you smile. This is the music of celebration! It is music for weddings, dancing, and happiness."
This CD put the life back into me
Pieter | 04/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From Nubia to Cairo was exactly the kind of music I needed to help pull me out of a deep rut of paralyzing apathy. It's an upbeat escape to a far away land. The fact that I have no idea what Kuban is saying (apart from the titles, as I don't have liner notes) only adds to this wonderful feeling of being anywhere but here. I can instead be in a happy place, full of life. These melodies are infectious--you'll have them stuck in your head in no time. I very highly recommend this album."