VA - Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:35:58 | 221 / 562 MbGenre: Pop, Folk, World
/ Label: Ostinato Records LLC
In Sudan, the political and cultural are inseparable.
In 1989, a coup brought a hardline religious government to power. Music was violently condemned. Many musicians and artists were persecuted, tortured, forced to flee into exile and even murdered, ending one of the most beloved music eras in all of Africa and largely denying some of Sudan's gifted instrumentalists, singers, and poets, from strutting their creative heritage on the global stage. What came before in a special era that protected and promoted the arts was one of the richest music scenes anywhere in the world. Although Sudanese styles are endlessly diverse, this compilation celebrates the golden sound of the capital, Khartoum.