Eclipse

Eclipse

Track List

  101 Helalisa (Nubian Song) Hamza El Din      
  102 The Visitors Hamza El Din    
  103 Ollin Arageed Hamza El Din    
  104 Your Love Is Ever Young Hamza El Din    
  105 Mwashah Hamza El Din  


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Eclipse
Hamza El Din 
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Eclipse, Hamza El Din’s fourth album overall, was originally released in 1978 and reissued as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways). El Din (1929-2006), a pioneering oud (the short-necked, pear-shaped Arabian lute) player, singer, and composer from the Sudan brought pleasures and subtleties of Arab music and Nubian folk tradition to new audiences. His work was particularly noteworthy given ancient Nubia’s then-impending drowning in the aftermath of the construction of the High Dam at Aswan. El Din performs oudtar (a single-skinned frame drum), vocals, and hand claps on tracks ranging from a percussive Nubian wedding song to a traditional Moorish classical piece for teaching voice.

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YEAR RELEASED 1988
RECORD LABEL Mickey Hart Collection
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 2011 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / The Mickey Hart Collection

GENRE(S) World 
COUNTRY(S) Sudan 
CREDITS