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The Egyptian Influence

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Recordings by Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour, Cape Verde’s famous diva, the late Cesaria Evora, and Palestinian oud player Simon Shaheen all show the influence of Egyptian music.  We’ll hear from them and others on this New Sounds, starting with the great Egyptian singer Oum Kalsoum (or Umm Kulthum.)  Like the legendary Oum Kalsoum, Cesaria Evora is backed by an Egyptian orchestra  -a mix of strings with Arabic sounds like the oud, kanun, and ney flute - on her release, Nha Sentimento.

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New Sounds

The Egyptian Influence

Friday, February 11, 2011

Recordings by Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour, Cape Verde’s famous diva Cesaria Evora, and Palestinian oud player Simon Shaheen all show the influence of Egyptian music.  We’ll hear from them and others on this New Sounds, starting with the great Egyptian singer Oum Kalsoum (or Umm Kulthum.)  Like the legendary Oum Kalsoum, Cesaria Evora is backed by an Egyptian orchestra  -a mix of strings with Arabic sounds like the oud, kanun, and ney flute - on her latest release, Nha Sentimento.  

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