Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics
 : Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics

by: Ali Hassan Kuban

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Price: $14.97
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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0713746242725
Format: Import
Item Dimensions: 5050020575
Label: Piranha Germany
Manufacturer: Piranha Germany
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Piranha Germany
Release Date: November 13, 2001
Studio: Piranha Germany

Disc 1:
  1. Gammal (Camel Driver)
  2. Eshmana (Why?)
  3. Hela Houb (Let's Do It)
  4. Adeele (Have a Good Trip)
  5. Abu Simbel
  6. Malu Malu (Why?)
  7. Daiman (Always Again)
  8. Sandalia (Sandalwood Perfume)
  9. Kobana (Our Kubani)
  10. Ayga (Here I Am)
  11. Koma Wo Beda (Forbidden Love)
  12. Sanose (It's Japanese)
  13. Gammal (Camel Driver)
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Editorial Review:
In the 1940s, a black Egyptian named Ali Hassan Kuban left his home in the southern Nile Valley and moved to Cairo. After hearing an African American jazz band at a nightclub, he embarked on a lifelong mission to marry Western and native Egyptian musical genres, and eventually gained renown as the Godfather of Nubian Soul. On Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics, Kuban delivers his diverse takes on a number of Cairo wedding songs. In Kuban's world, the accordion, bagpipe, harmonica, oud, congas, bongos, electric bass, and keyboards combine to create a musical oasis where East meets West in a pleasing and percussive hybrid. Kuban's hypnotic, nasal vocals, sung in the ancient Kenzilanguage, take us back to the days of the pyramids on "Gammal" and "Daiman." Special guest vocalist Salwa Abou Greisha adds her Sahara-tinged timbre to the entrancing "Malu Malu," and the Afro-Caribbean-sounding instrumental track "Kobana" features some funky James Brown-meets-Fela horn arrangements. There's even a Japanese pentatonic scale interwoven into the old traditional tune "Sanose," sung by Shanin Allam. The music of Ali Hassan Kuban brilliantly bridges Africa and the Americas. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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