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[*] posted on 2-13-2009 at 06:06 PM
Sudanese oud players


I was wondering if anyone could suggest some recordings of Sudanese oud players. The only artist I really know of is the late Hamza el-Din whose recordings I listen to often. I would also be interested in finding out more about Moroccan oud players and whether or not the oud is used in any of the ceremonial music. (I just came from a talk by Randy Weston about his experiences in Africa; very inspiring!)

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[*] posted on 2-14-2009 at 03:45 AM


We have a few over here in Manchester, Awad aka Abusin is our man from Sudan on this forum. :xtreme::xtreme:

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[*] posted on 2-14-2009 at 05:34 AM


Hi Journeyman

Have a look out for a superb blind Sudanese player who plays with Mohammed Abdel Gadir on U Tube. Abdel Gadir is also a fine player too and If you can source "Sounds of Sudan" Vol I ,II there is also Abdel Aziz Mubarak.




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[*] posted on 2-14-2009 at 05:43 AM


As Leon says, there's the famous Oudi Awad Abusin el Hulmi and he can probably point you in the direction of more stuff, but here's some stuff I'd seen on youtube. No idea where you get recordings.

I think Hamza el Din isn't that typical of Sudanese oud players in general as he learned in Cairo and secondly because he was nubian and adapted his technique to nubian songs that aren't traditionally played on oud.

I really like this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJCVHgIxj98&feature=related

Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9SL3mBOgIM&feature=related

Lastly, the trio Al Balabil (nightingale?) don't feature oud centrally, but I really like them anyway. There's that real sense of nostalgia for the swinging 60s and 70s that you get in a lot of African music from this period.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKz4s6fJUO8&feature=PlayList&...
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[*] posted on 2-14-2009 at 07:58 AM


I've got a couple of Abdel Gadir Salim's recordings . . . I really like the style.
I also have a recording by a Sudanese group called "Kambala" which is pretty cool too.

What I've really been enjoying though is Somalian oud players . . . that stuff is hard to find.




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[*] posted on 2-14-2009 at 09:21 AM


Thanks for the great info guys. Somali musicians....hmm...we have a fairly large community here in Toronto and I think there might even be a store that sells records from Somalia, along with groceries. Thanks for that one Brian.
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[*] posted on 2-14-2009 at 09:34 AM


I know the music of Wafir Sheikh el Din, he lives in Spain, very good player.
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[*] posted on 2-14-2009 at 01:38 PM


Hey Roy, if you find any good records let me know . . .

So far the guys I liked were Omar Dhule and Hanunniye.




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[*] posted on 2-14-2009 at 05:31 PM


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Hey Roy, if you find any good records let me know . . .


I'll keep you posted for sure Brian. First I have to find a cabbie and ask him where the store is. It seems like a lot of Somalis drive cabs here and one guy told me that he sometimes goes to parties where they play music and sing all night. But he also said the oud was easy to play. (ha!)
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