Episode 1

In the first of two programmes, Simon Broughton visits 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 explores the connection between the different lyres found along the river, from the simple five-string Sudanese masankop to the Egyptian multi-string semsemia. Plus there are highlights from the festival concert recorded specially for the programme in Aswan.

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Sun 10 Feb 2013 22:00

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