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Entries in Nass Makan (1)


Nass Makan by Karim Shaaban

Nass Makan (People of Makan) is a project by the Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts that brings together musicians of Egypt and Sudan to keep alive the rich history of folkloric music and also exploring new directions with their music. Gypsy Music from the Delta joins hands with Zar songs and Sudanese music styles, traditional instruments join contemporary ones.

For this episode of Ramadan 29, Karim Shaaban recorded this song when he attended a concert at Makan. I really like the music, it does have a mellow start, but the tempo changes gradually.

I really want to learn more about the Nass Makan project, so expect more posts and videos in the near future.