Various Artists / Nile Project
Album: Nile Project   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Apr 2015
Label:Y Records  

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Add Date: 2015-05-01 Pull Date: 2015-07-03 Charts: Reggae/World
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Recent Airplay
1. May 22, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Aysn, Zegiewh, Salaam Nubia
4. Jul 04, 2015: Music Casserole
Aysn, Zegiewh, Salaam Nubia
2. May 15, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
5. Jun 28, 2015: Breakaway Bluff
3. Apr 10, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
6. Jun 27, 2015: Music Casserole

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2015-04-25
The Nile Project: ASWAN: 18 musicians from countries around the Nile met and jammed for 10 days to produce a live concert recording where African music meets the Middle East; full of texture, musical conversations, and beautifully recorded; FCC clean; favorite tracks * 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13

1-Shagwab (4:47) slow, meditative, male voice with Sudanese lyre and strings; lots of vibrato, tremulo
2-* Salaam Nubia (4:26) Sudanese, starts slow, picks up speed, female voice; interesting percussion; unison singing; lots of variety on this track
3-Ami Ya Gamal (2:35) fairly standard Egyptian Arabic male call and response from female singers; fast tempo
4-Tezeta *(4:52) Ethiopian starts with really nice taqseem (improvised sax solo). Segues to vocal, polyrhythmic
5-Zegiewh *(3:58) More Ethiopian, starts with taqseem, English lyrics, vocal echoes of Grace Slick, segues to slow instrumental plus Amharic (?), waltz rhythm, weird and interesting!
6-Omha (4:13), village-sounding less sophisticated music from the Sudan, vocal repetitive, mid-tempo
7-Aysh *(8:23), meditative, beautiful, long instrumental from Egypt, gradually picking up speed; spectacular tremulo and texture variety
8-Neel (7:10) ; Egyptian and Nubian, classical sounding vocals. Unison singing sounds a little flat to my western ear (or maybe it's just quartertones); mid-tempo
9-*St. Yared of Axvan –Ethiopian (5:51); wonderful sax taqseem, instrumental above polyrhythmic percussion and bass
10-Kullina Wahed (3:53) –South Sudan nice belly dance type rhythm; good percussion call and response between female soloist and chorus
11-Sematimba ne kikwabanga (8:16) –From Uganda; African beat, singing, polyrhythmic, jazz-y,dense, long, with percussion solos,
12-Taksim Oud (1:59) –beautiful, accomplished oud solo
13 – Ya Genouby* (7:00) Egyptian female vocalist with unison accompaniment, rich instrumental texture, layered vocals, nice horn interlude w/oud doing bass; lots of texture and improv
14 – Sekota (3:37) – Ethiopian heavy drumming with male vocals. A little chaotic
15 – Guyala (2:54) – Ethiopian, but everyone jumps in

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Ahmed Said Shagwab
2. Alsarah Salaam Nubia
3. Mohsen Elashry Amiya Gamal
4. Asrat Ayelew Tezeta
5. Meklit Hadero Zegiewh
6. Ahmed Said Omha
7. Hazim Shaheen Aysn
8. Adel Mekha Neel
9. Jorge Mesfin St, Yared Of Axum
10. Nyaruach Jal Kulina Wahed
11. Lawrence Okello Sematimba Ne
12. Micahel Bazibu Kitwbanga
13. Dina El Wedidi Ya Ganouby
14. Mekuanent Melese Sekota
15. Mekuanent Melese Guyala