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Simon Broughton 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.

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.

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Sun 17 Feb 2013 22:00

Music Played

  • 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

  • Mekuanet Melese

    Yeakubenzu

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

  • Lawrence Okello

    Adungu solo from song 'Aysh'

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

  • Lawrence Okello & Michael Bazibu

    Otwenge

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

  • Dina El Wedidi

    Ganoub

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

  • Zizo Tadj & friends

    Traditional Nubian love song

  • Alsarah

    Sif Safaa (My heart is like a weeping willow)

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

  • 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)

  • 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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