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Mahmoud Fadl

a drummer from southern Egypt, Nubia

“listen to the world”

Hear  audio clips and compare classical, folk, and modern Egyptian music from NatGeoMUSIC

Ali Hassan Kuban

jazz musician, the “godfather of Nubian soul”

Egyptian Center for Culture and Art - Makan

learn about traditional music from all over Egypt, hear audio samples and watch video clips, find schedules of “weekly musical evenings” held at Makan

A few years ago the government counted the population, or the number of people, living in Egypt. According to this 2006 census, more than half of the people in Egypt (41,629,341) live in rural areas or villages. The rest (30,949,689) live in urban areas or cities. Many villages in Egypt have a population of more than 10,000 people. These large villages are sometimes called “urban villages”.

Find out what can happen in ten years! Compare the population by governorate (muhafazah) with these data charts.

Learn More about the Traditional Music of Egypt

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Calabash Music: Mahmoud Fadl and Ali Hassan Kuban

basic information, songs available for download - free to sample or for purchase

Mahmoud Fadl on MySpace.com

“with tour dates, songs, videos, pictures, blogs, band information, downloads and more”

Watch this Village Dancers video hosted on YouTube.com to get a glimpse of a village marriage celebration full of music and dance!

Hakim

“star of the street pop called sha’bi”

Hossam Ramzy

classical Egyptian percussionist

Arabic Audio Recordings

learn how to pronounce these Egyptian words

hag

 

fallaheen

 

Villages