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Salamat

Mainly studio-based, Salamat was the brainchild of Mahmoud Fadl (b. 12 Sept 1955, Cairo, Egypt), who collected together several the finest music artists and singers from the Nubian tradition (including people of Ali Hassan Kuban’s music group), at Un Araby Studio room, Cairo, in Sept 1993 to record ‘Nubian Al Jeel’ (fresh era) music. Fadl’s purpose was to make a sound which was deeply rooted in Nubian musical custom and yet available to affects from Egypt and beyond. The effect was Un Mambo Soudani (‘The Sudanese Mambo’), a variety of uncooked percussion and wailing brass and vocals, with Pan-African, Latin American and Mediterranean affects alongside the Nubian and Arabic origins. A year later on the music artists from the initial Salamat recording program performed alongside the Music artists FROM THE Nile in the Heimetklange Event in Berlin. Remaining on in Germany, both groups documented Salam Delta collectively. Made by Hijaz Mustapha (of 3 Mustaphas 3), the recording combined the present day, metropolitan ‘al jeel’ design of Salamat using the Musicians FROM THE Nile’s unrefined traditionalism. 1996’s Nubiana added a string section and electrical guitars to the blend. Soulful and available, the recording featured unforgettable hooklines and, using one monitor, reggae affects. In 1997 Fadl released The Drummers FROM THE Nile, which he caused several percussionists to explore the many rhythms and musical designs found across the banks from the Nile. By 1998 the group were more developed as a global music institution. In addition to releasing a fresh Salamat recording, Ezzayakoum (offering quite similar mix as on the previous release yet staying fresh-sounding), there is also Fadl’s instrumental Like Letter From Ruler Tut-Ank-Amen, offering the percussionist carrying out a assortment of traditional Egyptian love tracks having a string section, a trumpeter and an accordionist.

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