Ali Hassan Kuban From Nubia to Cairo

From Nubia to Cairo

Ali Hassan Kuban

Released on November 16, 2018 by Piranha

Main artist: Ali Hassan Kuban

Genre: World

Distinctions: Songlines Five-star review (March 2019)

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Album : 1 disk - 7 tracks Total length : 00:53:38

  1. 1 Sukkar, Sukkar, Sukkar

    Ali Hassan Kuban, Composer, MainArtist - Aly Abdel Khalek, Lyricist - Piranha Publishing;Martin Riedel Musikverlag, MusicPublisher Copyright : 2018 Piranha Records 2018 Piranha Records

  2. 2 Om Schar Asmar Medaffar

    Ali Hassan Kuban, Composer, MainArtist - Mustafa El Kanjali, Lyricist - Martin Riedel Musikverlag;Piranha Publishing, MusicPublisher Copyright : 2018 Piranha Records 2018 Piranha Records

  3. 3 Hanwil Tanza

    Ali Hassan Kuban, Composer, MainArtist - Martin Riedel Musikverlag;Piranha Publishing, MusicPublisher - Sery Ahmed Kador, Lyricist Copyright : 2018 Piranha Records 2018 Piranha Records

  4. 4 Yah Nasma Yah Halina

    Ali Hassan Kuban, Composer, MainArtist - Martin Riedel Musikverlag;Piranha Publishing, MusicPublisher - Achmed Seri, Lyricist Copyright : 2018 Piranha Records 2018 Piranha Records

  5. 5 Mabruk

    Ali Hassan Kuban, Composer, MainArtist - Achmed Al Bindari, Lyricist - Martin Riedel Musikverlag;Piranha Publishing, MusicPublisher Copyright : 2018 Piranha Records 2018 Piranha Records

  6. 6 Amira

    Ali Hassan Kuban, Composer, MainArtist - Piranha Publishing;Martin Riedel Musikverlag, MusicPublisher - Sery Ahmed Kador, Lyricist Copyright : 2018 Piranha Records 2018 Piranha Records

  7. 7 Nouba

    Ali Hassan Kuban, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist - Piranha Publishing;Martin Riedel Musikverlag, MusicPublisher Copyright : 2018 Piranha Records 2018 Piranha Records

About

Kuban's place in Egypt's musical history is one of an innovator who updated many traditional Nubian songs with the addition of electric instruments. Augmenting classical instruments like the oud, tar, and darabouka, Kuban beefed up his bands with amp-ready guitars, organ, fender bass, and keyboards. This was back in the late '50s. Kuban continues to tend to his "day job," playing many weddings every year and producing other acts in Egypt and neighboring Sudan, but he has also been able to cut many fine albums like this one from Shanachie. Featuring huge regional hits like "Sukkar, Sukkar, Sukkar" and "Amira," From Nubia to Cairo is a nonstop parade of dance-friendly grooves, solo-harmony vocals, and dizzying instrumental charts. A star in his homeland for close to 30 years, Kuban now brings his brand of modern Nubian dance music to a wider audience with this excellent release. ~ Stephen Cook

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