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Episode 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 February 2013

Simon Broughton with more music from The Nile Project in Aswan, Egypt, a multi-disciplinary gathering featuring musicians from different cultures along the river, including performers from Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda.
This week the programme focuses on Nubian culture, still present in the Aswan basin, but which suffered considerably with the creation of the High Dam and the Nasser lake in the late 1960s. Plus there are highlights from the festival concert recorded specially for the programme in Aswan.

Music Played

9 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Musicians from The Nile Project

    Musicians from The Nile Project Traditional Egyptian Song

    Composer: Traditional Egyptian song, with new lyrics by Hassan El Ashry Performers: Hassan El Ashry (vocals) and musicians from The Nile Project

  • Image for Mekuanet Melese

    Mekuanet Melese Yeakubenzu

    Composer: Traditional Ethiopian song Performers: Mekuanet Melese (vocals and whistling) Endris Hasan (masenko) Asrat Ayalew (kabero drums)

  • Image for Lawrence Okello

    Lawrence Okello Adungu solo from song 'Aysh'

    Composer: Hazem Shaheen Performers: Lawrence Okello (adungu) with musicians from The Nile Project

  • Image for Lawrence Okello & Michael Bazibu

    Lawrence Okello & Michael Bazibu Otwenge

    Composer: Traditional Ugandan Song Performers: Lawrence Okello & Michael Bazibu (adungus & singing)

  • Image for Dina El Wedidi

    Dina El Wedidi Ganoub

    Composer: Dina El Wedidi Performers: Dina El Wedidi (vocals) with musicians from The Nile Project

  • Image for Zizo Tadj & friends

    Zizo Tadj & friends Traditional Nubian love song

  • Image for Alsarah

    Alsarah Sif Safaa (My heart is like a weeping willow)

    Composer: Traditional Nubian song from Sudan Performers: Alsarah (vocals)

  • Image for Alfred Gamil, Hani Bedair and Hazem Shaheen

    Alfred Gamil, Hani Bedair and Hazem Shaheen Samai Bayati El Eryan

    Composer: Ibrahim El Eryan Performers: Alfred Gamil (violin) Hazem Shaheen (oud) Hani Bedair (percussion)

  • Image for Lawrence Okello, Michael Bazibu and Musicians from The Nile Project

    Lawrence Okello, Michael Bazibu and Musicians from The Nile Project Ugandan song

    Composer: Traditional song arranged by the Nile Project Performers: Lawrence Okello & Michael Bazibu (xylophones & drums) with musicians from The Nile Project

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