Various Artists

Two Niles To Sing A Melody: The Violins & Synths Of Sudan

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This compilation revives the enchanting harmonies, haunting melodies, and relentless rhythms of sudan's brightest years, fully restored, remastered and packaged luxuriously to match the regal repute of sudanese music.

Although sudanese styles are endlessly diverse, this selection celebrates the golden sound of the capital, khartoum. each chapter of the cosmopolitan city's tumultuous musical story is covered through 16 tracks: from the hypnotic violin and accordion-driven orchestral music of the 1970s that captured the ears and hearts of africa and the arabic-speaking world, to the synthesiser and drum machine music of the 1980s, and the music produced in exile in the 1990s. A 20,000-word liner note booklet gives voice to the singers silenced by an oppressive regime.

    Release Date: 13 Sep 18 Cat No: OSTLP005