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Music of the Nile Valley
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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alsharq | Canberra, ACT Australia | 10/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Saidi (Upper Nile Valley) music, recorded in the field over 20 years ago, but the sound quality is good and the music is wonderful. The musical themes and instruments will be familiar to listeners of the Musicians of the Nile, some performers on this recording later formed the Musicians of the Nile. The CD presents a cross section of Saidi style: 2 songs accompanied on rebaba - one is an `epic poem' (Hilal gesture), a zuffara solo, and dances played on mizmars. The first `stick dance' has lovely subtle rebaba playing, reminiscent of the introduction on the latcho drom piece bambi saidi. - The cover notes are helpful for those trying to learn more about Egyptian folk music."