Sounds of Sudan
These are richly poetic songs of love and longing, sometimes with hidden political messages such as in Abdel Gadir Salim’s Jeenaki which uses the migration of Geese as a metaphor for people displaced.
Tum Tum a style originating in Ali Elmubarak’s home town Omdurman features with Sabah Alnuwr a traditional song and Donia by Ibrahim Mousa Aba.
The album also includes two very beautiful pieces both using the popular Merdoum rhythm by the great Abdel Gadir Salim.
Salim, born in Kordofan studied in Egypt which led him to incorporate Middle Eastern scales not commonly used in Sudanese music.