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Hamza El Din

Hamza El Din - One of the first African musicians to gain widespread international recognition, Hamza El Din (1929-2006) is considered the father of modern Nubian music. Emigrating to the United States in the early 1960's, he was first welcomed by American audiences at the 1964...

A Wish

Hamza El Din

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With this, the last of 14 albums released during his lifetime, world-music legend Hamza El Din produced seven new masterworks. Dedicated to Toshka, the village of his birth flooded over three decades ago by the Aswan High Dam project, A Wish is Hamza's prayer for the remembrance of his home.

Joined by cellist Joan Jeanrenaud (formerly of Kronos Quartet), composer and pianist W. A. Mathieu, Jordanian percussionist Hani Naser, Japanese diva Shizuru Ohtaka, and others, Hamza's mastery of the oud is as undeniable as ever. In his longing for home, he has kept the voice of his village alive with the quiet virtuosity of his playing, and has created a worthy addition to the musical heritage of humanity.

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CD:
Contents 1 CD (57 minutes)
Date Published March 01, 1999
ISBN-10 1-56455-691-3
ISBN-13 978-1-56455-691-2
Dimensions 5 3/4 x 5 inches
Product Codes 0110d, m0110d, mm00110d
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Contents 1 Audio download (57 minutes)
Date Published March 01, 1999
Product Codes 0110w, m0110w, mm00110w

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By Darlene B
Date Added: Monday 30 September 2013
Peaceful but quietly energizing. Can listen closely and get lost in the melodies, or uplifting background music.
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By Susan Tod
Date Added: Saturday 24 March 2012
BRILLIANT!!!
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By barbara daley
Date Added: Saturday 3 December 2011
This is a gem I listen to all the time!
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By Rev Dele
Date Added: Thursday 27 May 2010
I love the depth and subtlety of rhythm in this North African work
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