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The Golden Era of Omdurman Songs

Posted December 16th, 2009 at 10:27 pm (UTC-4)

The largest city in the Sudan, Omdurman, is the country’s economic and cultural capital (as well as being home to the Sudan’s three most popular soccer clubs). For the last seven decades, this city located on the West Bank of the Nile River, has exerted a magnetic pull on the Sudan’s most talented singers, poets, […]

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Radio Sudan… Coming soon

Posted November 30th, 2009 at 4:20 pm (UTC-4)
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I am currently working on a post featuring some wonderful and unusual recordings from the Sudan ( jazz, Mambo, rock n’ roll) that were recorded by the Sudanese National Radio back in the 1960s.  In the meantime I thought I’d share some beautiful tracks by a few of the Sudan’s musical legends.  These recordings were […]

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Heather Maxwell produces and hosts the award-winning radio program “Music Time in Africa” and is the African Music Editor for the Voice of America. Heather is an ethnomusicologist with Doctorate and Master’s degrees from Indiana University specializing in African Music. She is also an accomplished jazz and Afrojazz/Afrosoul vocalist and has been working, researching, and performing in Africa and the U.S. since 1987.

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