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AAVV - EGYPT NOIR / Nubian Soul Treasures
AAVV
EGYPT NOIR / Nubian Soul Treasures

PIR 2337
826863233726
Piranha
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1 CD



In the last decades, Western archeologists unearthed the remains of an advanced Black African civilization thousands of years older than Egypt's under the deserts of Sudan. But they could have just as easily discovered the funky echoes of this lost world at certain Cairo hotspots, by spending an evening with the rollicking music of the city's Nubians.

Driven from their homeland when the Aswan dam flooded a great stretch of the upper Nile that once was the kingdom of Nubia, these musical refugees hit Egypt's big time starting in the 1960s as they fled to its cities. Just as their ancient forbearers contributed in untold ways to the flowering of Ancient Egypt, these modern Nubians discovered new niches in Cairo, absorbing the vibrant cosmopolitan possibilities of everything from Cuban beats to James Brown. Their sonic roots in village festivities, pentatonic scales, and unique rhythms were transformed by western instruments and urban weddings.

Now, this doubly lost and found culture shows its stuff on Egypt Noir, a collection of the icons and innovators of Nubian music and their songs of life, love, and loss. The Godfather of Nubian grooves, the late great Ali Hassan Kuban, ushered in this new Nubian era by adding novel instruments like saxophones to the village music he had grown up with. His contribution is honored by two tracks, as well as a musical tribute to Kuban by his Nubian Band.

Kuban rocks side by side with musicians like Sayed Khalifa, performers popular at home but little known internationally. They are joined by the younger, hipper generation who take Nubian sounds in wild new directions. Musicians like Salma and Fathi Abou Greisha, who use their wry wit and a voice of bittersweet beauty to combine Nubian sounds with jazz and Caribbean vibes. All while keeping the Nubian spirit bright as it has been for millennia.

Egypt Noir brings together decades of Nubian urban song, giving an unprecedented overview of the neglected musical achievements of this unsung people. The enhanced CD also offers a window into Nubian music's global past and present, with a visual tour of the great "Orientalist" paintings of the nineteenth century, images reflecting European artists' sensual vision of Egypt and Nubia, and a brand new tribal house mix of Mahmoud Fadl's "United Nubians."




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Ali Hassan Kuban
Fathi Abou Greisha
Salma
Alnubia Band
Sayed Khalifa
Salwa Abou Greisha
Abou Saleh
Hassan Abdel Aziz
Mahmoud Fadl

 
 
 

ORCHESTRA BAILAM e CANTERINI GENOVESI - Mæ roscignêu
from CD "Trallalero Levantìn"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 October 2019 - h:17.00
Quintetto Nigra
Bioggio's Church
Via S. Maurizio 15
Bioggio - Ticino/Switzerland


24 October 2019 - h:19.00
Elva Lutza & Renat Sette
Albert-Raphael Theatre
Ramatuelle - France


25 October 2019 - h:20.30
Elva Lutza & Renat Sette
Auberge Roman
La Javie - France


26 October 2019 - h:20.30
Elva Lutza & Renat Sette
Eglise Saint Cassien
Tavernes - France


27 October 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree, Caitlinn nic Gowan, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh
Teatro
Padova (PD) - Italy


27 October 2019 - h:17.00
Elva Lutza & Renat Sette
Eglise St. Martin
St Martin les Eaux - France


14 November 2019 - h:20.00
Birkin Tree
Theatre
Frankfurt - Germany


14 November 2019 - h:21.00
Orchestra Bailam
Showcase new album "Trallalero Levantìn" and celebration of 30 years activity.
Teatro della Tosse
Piazza Renato Negri 6
Genoa - Italy


16 November 2019
Abdo/ Buda / Marconi(Karsilama)

- Chezy en Orxois

(Fr)




23 December 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Piper's Night
Castello
Apricale (IM) - Italy


28 December 2019 - h:21.00
Paolo Bonfani & Martino Coppo
showcase new album "Pracina Stomp"

Rebora Festival
Enoteca di Ovada e del Monferrato
Ovada (AL) - Italy


 
 
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