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Traditional Music of Egypt


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Ancient Egypt

Lyrichord
Released: 1993-01-18
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Ancient Egypt
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  • Roots music CD
  • Roots
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Composed and performed on traditional Near Eastern instruments by accomplished Arab artist Ali Jihad Racy, this CD is a musical tribute to the ancient treasures and religious symbolism of the Egyptian Book of The Dead.

This now world-famous musical tribute was inspired by (and commissioned for the exhibition of) Tutankhamen's tomb.

Selected as one of CD Review Magazine's 50 Definitive World Music Recordings.

Spirit of African Sanctus: Traditional Music of Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. The Original Recordings By David Fanshawe (1969-73)

By David Fanshawe

Musical Heritage Society
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Spirit of African Sanctus: Traditional Music of Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. The Original Recordings By David Fanshawe (1969-73)
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Tracks: Acholi bwala dance, Call to prayer, Egyptian wedding, Islamic prayer school, Reed pipe & grass cutting, Courtship dances, Four men on the prayer mat, Zebaidir song with Rebabah, Hadandua cattle boys song, Hadandua love song & bells, Zande song of flight & frogs, Tamboura song, Edongo dance, Busoga fishermen, Bowed harp, Teso fishermen, Acholi Enanga, Dingy dingy dance, "Rain song" of Latigo, Bunyoro madinda, Bwala dance, Rowing chant of the Samia, Song of lamentation, Masai milking song, Karamajong childrens' slong, Turkana cattle song, Luo ritual burial dance, War drums, Call to prayer, Acholi warriors & Bwala dance, Aluar horns

Rough Guide to the Music of Egypt

World Music Network
Released: 2003-11-17
Audio CD

Rough Guide to the Music of Egypt
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Egyptian pop has broken with the Arabic traditions of poetry, monophony and intricate melody, offering a fresh and sometimes controversial outlook. This album surveys the Egyptian music scene, the spiritual home of Arabic music, from Cairo and Alexandria in the North, to Nubia on the Southern borders with Sudan.

Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt

Directed by Michal Goldman

AFD
Released: 2007-01-09
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Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt
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She had the musicality of Ella Fitzgerald, the public presence of Eleanor Roosevelt and the audience of Elvis Presley.

Born a peasant at the turn of the last century, legendary Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum earned a position of great wealth and influence. She was a powerful symbol, first of the aspirations of her country, and then of the entire Arab world. Four million people filled the streets of Cairo for her funeral in 1975, and to this day her songs outsell those of many contemporary Arab female vocalists.

Narrated by Omar Sharif, Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt takes viewers into her home village and to the streets and cafes of Cairo where she lived and worked. Featuring concert footage, film clips and interviews with the famed singer's friends and colleagues, Goldman's documentary places the life and career of Umm Kulthum in the context of the epic story of 20th century Egypt.

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  • Umm Kulthum Filmography
  • Insightful New Director Commentary
  • Production Photo Gallery
  • 'Fatma' movie trailer
  • Audio: English, Arabic
  • Subtitles: English
  • Rough Guide to North African Music

    World Music Network
    Released: 1997-11-18
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    Rough Guide to North African Music
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    This compilation focuses on the music of four countries -- Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, and Morocco. The focus is mainly on contemporary popular forms, but tosses in a bit of roots here and there. Rai is featured heavily throughout the album in its various incarnations from Cheb Mami to Cheb Khaled. Nubian music is also featured in multiple incarnations, from the brassy but relatively traditional work of Ali Hassan Kuban to the newer fusion-influenced Salamat. The beats of the Arab world are thoroughly showcased on this album, and anyone itching for a quick look into the genres of North Africa should pick up this album for its rather comprehensive coverage of the genres, as well as relatively extensive liner notes on the histories of the various forms. The only notable omissions here would perhaps be the ritual music of the Gnawa of Marrakesh, but despite this minor missing detail, the album is a worthwhile listen for someone with any level of experience with the music. by Adam Greenberg

    The Music of Islam, Vol. 1: Al-Qahirah, Classical Music of Cairo, Egypt

    Celestial Harmonies
    Released: 1998-04-14
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    The Music of Islam, Vol. 1: Al-Qahirah, Classical Music of Cairo, Egypt
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