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The Musicians of the Nile are a professional troupe of gypsy musicians hailing from Upper Egypt. Their dazzling mix of traditional songs is perfectly showcased on this early Real-World release, which was taped in both France and England during the late ’80s. With the dusky strains from the rababah (traditional fiddle), the mizmar (an oboe-like instrument), and the tablah (a hand drum similar to the darbouka) filling the air, the group delivers an array of trance-inducing long-players, including ensemble pieces as well as solo spotlights like the tablah feature “Zahrafat Al Sa’id” (Rejoicing in Upper Egypt) and the arghul (double-reed clarinet) vehicle “Kol Elle Qalboh Ankawa” (Everyone Has Had a Broken Heart). An essential disc for world music connoisseurs.
- Al Bahr Al Gharam Wasah [Love Is as Vast as a River]
- Zahrafat Al Sa’id [Rejoicing in Upper Egypt]
- Ya Tir ‘Ala Shadjarah [Oh Bird Upon the Tree]
- Horse Steps
- Al Nahla Al ‘Ali [The Tall Palm Tree]
- Kol Elle Qalboh Ankawa [Everyone Has Had a Broken Heart]
- Yunes Wa ‘Azizah [Yunes and Azizah]
- Al-Aqsur-Isna [From Luxor to Isna]