The Music of Upper and Lower Egypt

The Music of Upper and Lower Egypt

Track List

  101 Nugumi   4:24  
  102 Allah   5:36  
  103 The Bride   4:19  
  104 The Groom   5:21  
  105 Ya Rob Toba   12:59  
  106 Manami (My Dream)   12:06

 

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The Music of Upper and Lower Egypt
Various Artists 
HRT15004

The Music of Upper and Lower Egypt features unique performances recorded during the Grateful Dead's 1978 tour of Egypt. Produced by Mickey Hart and issued in 1988 as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of theMickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways), the album includes music of celebration, triumph, gratitude to God (Allah), and commemoration of a bride and groom. In contrast to the first four Mattoki and Mahasi-style tracks featuring voice and drums alone, the fifth and sixth tracks in the Sa’ed Oena style feature a great variety of instruments including the supporting bass, tenor, and melodic alto variants of themizmar (a reed instrument), tambura (a five-string lyre), tabla baladi (a double-sided stick drum), darabukka (a goblet-shaped drum), and tar (a single-skinned frame drum).

YEAR RELEASED 1984
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) Egypt 
CREDITS