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From Nubia to Cairo

by Ali Hassan Kuban

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    SIDE A
    01 Sukkar, Sukkar, Sukkar
    02 Om Schar Asmar Medaffar
    03 Hanwil Tanza

    SIDE B
    04 Yah Nasma Yah Halina
    05 Mabruk
    06 Amira

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    07 Nouba

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    1 - Sukkar, Sukkar, Sukkar
    2 - Om Schar Asmar Medaffar
    3 - Hanwil Tanza
    4 - Yah Nasma Yah Halina
    5 - Mabruk
    6 - Amira
    7 - Nouba

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1.
SUKKAR, SUKKAR, SUKKAR (Sugar, Sugar, Sugar) Your eyelids are sweeter than honey You are the queen of all women During my sleep I dream of you When you are by my side My heart starts to fly Sugar, sugar, sugar Your eyes make all men go crazy Your smile is melting me Sugar, sugar, sugar ...
2.
OM SCHAR ASMAR MEDAFFAR (The Beauty With The Black Plait) You with the black plait I will love you all my life Nobody else should marry you Beautiful brown one You are living in my heart My love lives in your heart Since we were children we had this dream She always wanted me to stay with her I too don't want to be without her Without her I can't live a second Everything is so expensive But when she buys it The price goes down Because she is so beautiful.
3.
Hanwil Tanza 07:44
HANWIL TANZA (Try to forget) If you are angry or sad Whatever happens had to be like that You are still young Your life is in front of you Try to smile Why should we spent our life crying Let us enjoy the nights You must forget your worries Every lover will surely meet the loved one If you are patient then it will happen.
4.
YAH NASMA YAH HALINA (A Breeze Of Home) A breeze of home What are you doing so far away? How are you so far away? We are missing you Since years you work in this foreign country It is so nice at home Our dear God shall bring the people back home Our longing for home is like a wave in the ocean We ask the waves Did you carry any news from the people abroad? We long for them Those peoples' nights are bad Because they cannot find sleep We are waiting for you to come home.
5.
Mabruk 06:32
MABRUK (Congratulation) A thousand wishes of happiness To you beautiful bride To you beautiful groom Congratulations from my heart Congratulation, congratulation, congratulation God shall protect you Everybody should be able to marry too I sing for you They say the moon is so beautiful up in the sky They say the trees are so beautiful in the valleys Congratulation, congratulation, congratulation The couple is beautiful like flowers Never I saw something more beautiful Congratulation, congratulation, congratulation.
6.
Amira 08:14
AMIRA (Princess) You princess I love you with all my heart my dear We must dance and your hair shall move Like the tail of a running horse Everybody shall scent your perfume Everybody shall see the Henna sign in your hand Because we are going to get married We have been on an island for a day Us and our joy You are like a white flower The flowery scent of a miracle There are so many girls but I love only you You never come late There's a place for you in my heart Love is in our hearts and brings us joy The wish of my life Let us have a beautiful marriage And be happy for the rest of our life
7.
Nouba 08:03
NOUBA (Nubia) Oh Nubia my home The place where I was born All our life we think of Nubia, our home Where is our Nile gone? Where is our good climate gone? Where is that big river? Where are the waterwheels? All our life we remember Where are our roads gone? Where is the yellow sand gone? Where are the sailors and their sails gone? You Amna and you nice Sarifa Hurry up to harvest our country So that it may stay green We will always remember We will never forget Oh Nubia my home Where I was born.
8.
Mabruk 06:32

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From a self-taught musician exploring his Nubian people’s musical roots to a professional, successfully leading his various bands into new, vibrant, international pop territory – Ali Hassan Kuban became an international star when his music finally went global in the 1980s.

When precisely Ali Hassan Kuban’s legendary recordings, released internationally by Piranha in 1988, were made, nobody knows any more. What we do know, recordings had taken place at Delta Sound S.A. in Cairo – with the orchestra’s entire line-up circled around the only working microphone at hand. The tracks had been travelling in the Arab world on two audio-cassettes afterwards and accompanied his rise from a local superstar to a musical innovator of new, vibrant, international Pop.

Ancient Nubian melodies played on a background of pulsating Western beats and sounds that draw from American jazz and international pop – Ali Hassan Kuban served as one of the founding fathers of the musical breed which crushed the gates between the Global underground and Western pop: the old and the new! The weddings and the concert hall! The Orient and the Occident!

“From Nubia to Cairo” is the first milestone in urban Nubian Pop. The record is available in glorious audiophile format - remastered from analogue tapes with listening standards updated to contemporary levels. The first batch of Ali’s long-legendary Nubian originals, seductively praising in touching lyrics his native Nubia and Egypt, their people, in particular, their women, and life. Life in general.

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released November 16, 2018

2018, Piranha Records

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