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The Musicians of the Nile, a soaring, intoxicating, hypnotic effort incorporating wailing vocal ululations, dramatic percussion and the alternate trills and drones of the rabbabah.

Originating from Upper-Egypt (Al-Sa'eed), for four generations the Mataqil have cultivated alliances with Gypsy families specialized in the art of singing.

Frequently imitated and sometimes plagiarized, The Musicians of the Nile - lauded by the likes of Sun Ra and Keith Jarrett - have, for the last two decades, carried their majestic ancestral dream across the globe… read more

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