Music from Egypt

Hear percussionist Mahmoud Fadl along with master drummers Mohammed "Kallo" Sobhi and Magdi Berbish, as well as music from the legendary Hasaballah Brass Band, the one and only brass band in Egypt. Plus, on this edition of New Sounds, there’s music from Cairo-based composer/singer/oud player Mohammed Abdel Wahab, who incorporated mambo, samba and rhumba besides maqsoum and baladi into his songs. And much more music from Egypt.

PROGRAM #2244, "Music from Egypt" (First aired on Thurs, 2/5/2004)





Mahmoud Fadl

The Drummers of the Nile in Town

You With The Black Eye [6:00]

Piranha #1791. or

The Musicians of the Nile

Charcoal Gypsies

Salamat [6:00]

Real World #2366.***

Om Kalsoum

El Hob Kollo

Excerpt [6:30]

Sono Cairo #127. Stores and web sources have many Om Kalsoum (or Kalthoum) records. This one is hard to find, but try

Simon Shaheen

The Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Mudnaka [6:00]

Axiom #422 846 754.

Mahmoud Fadl

The Drummers of the Nile in Town

Halo Akeina (Welcome) [3:00]

see above.

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

Vol. 3 – Under The Moroccan Sky

Sheikh Yacine al Tuhamy: Maddah Music of Upper Egypt

Sounds True #00122.*

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