The Drummers of the Nile in Town

The Drummers of the Nile in Town

by Mahmoud Fadl


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The Drummers of the Nile in Town: Cairosonic is master drummer Mahmoud Fadl's trip back to the Cairo of his youth, and in part his quest to find the brass bands he remember from that time, although the musicians seemed to have faded away from their haunts. Along the way he recorded some outstanding tracks with his band, the Drummers of the Nile, and others with the Khalil family (who include a member of the Egyptian Parliament in their ranks -- and yes, he's on the disc, too, wailing away on the clarinet-like mizmar, although pride of place goes to 13-year-old Magdi Khalil Ibrahim, whose solo on "Elnakrazam" is outstanding). Eventually, through word of mouth, the members of the brass band, Hasaballah, all old men now, did show up at the studio. And though Fadl wasn't expecting much, they recorded a large number of pieces with him, four of which ("Maqsoum Hasab," "Halo Aleina," "Bahraweya," and "Dokk Ya Hasab") can be heard here. Just to round everything out, there's a remix of a Fadl track from an earlier album. Sometimes you really can go home again.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2004
Label: Piranha Germany
UPC: 0826863179123
catalogNumber: 1791
Rank: 273107

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mahmoud Fadl   Primary Artist,Conga,Musical Direction,Duhula,Sanduri
Mohammed Ahmed   Snare Drums
Mohsen Allaam   Accordion
Sayed Shamsaddin Mohammad Shams   Kavala
Ezzat Ahmed Ali   Bass Drums
Magdi Berbish   Darbouka
Ali El Omda   Hi Hat
Hasanien Mostafa Hasanien   Baritone Saxophone
Abd Elhamid Khalil Ibrahim   Mizmar
Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim   Mizmar
Ateya Khalil Ibrahim   Mizmar
Magdi Khalil Ibrahim   Naqrazan
Mansour Khalil Ibrahim   Mizmar

Technical Credits

Mahmoud Fadl   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Traditional   Composer
Borkowsky Akbar   Executive Producer
Brigitte Bieg   Executive Producer
Magdi Berbish   Composer,Contributor
Martin Hager   Text

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