Friends of Bamboute: 20th Anniversary Edition

El Tanbura

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World Music
May 4, 2009

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Acclaimed veteran Egyptian musicians El Tanbura celebrate their 20th anniversary with songs from old-time cafes and hashish dens along the path of the Suez Canal.
El Tanbura is a collective of veteran Egyptian master musicians, singers, fishermen and Sufi philosophers. Custodians to some of Egypt's oldest folk melodies at their home in Port Said (the Mediterranean gateway to the Suez Canal), the band's music is driven by the seductive call of the Simsimiyya - an ancient lyre dating back to the times of the Pharaohs, which according to legend, is said to enchant those who hear her strings.
'Friends of Bamboute' is the long-awaited follow up to 2006's 'Between the Desert and the Sea'. Recorded in Cairo and Port Said, the disc recounts both tales of the 19th century Bambutiyya merchants who frequented the old-time cafes and hashish dens along the path of Suez Canal, and devotional Sufi songs from the Egyptian delta.

UK Dates 2009:
4 June Salisbury Festival
5 June Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford
6 June FEAST, Manchester
7 June St George's, Bristol
9 June Norwich Arts Centre
11 June Union Chapel, London

Tracks: Ghosen el Habib / Friends of Bamboute / Noh el Hamam / Khaly Anka al Yhom / Ayh el Amal Ya Ahmed / Lally / Heela Hella / Afra / Badr Arid / El Madad

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Key Value
Catalogue number 30IPSFOB1869
Barcode 5065001057038
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Ghosen el Habib -
2. Friends of Bamboute -
3. Noh el Hamam -
4. Khaly Anka al Yhom -
5. Ayh el Amal Ya Ahmed -
6. Lally -
7. Heela Hella -
8. Afra -
9. Badr Arid -
10. El Madad -