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Entre Nil et Gange by Hussein El Masry

October 18, 2008

Two masters of their respective instruments (Hussein El Masry and Narendra Betaju) create a series of duets for sitar and oud (with percussion) that highlight the close relationship between Arab and Indian music. Music that transports the listener to the imaginary confluence of two rivers and the magical confluence two musical cultures.
Hussein el-Masry was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1952 and is a one of the great oud players, composers and singers. Here he is accompanied by sitar player Narenda Bataju, a pupil of Ravi Shankar. and percussionists Adel Shams el-Din on riqq and daff and Hanif Khan on tabla. This recording is a single, long improvisation, 54 minutes in length.


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Zagal by Hussein El Masry

October 16, 2008

On this recording we find Arab music combined with classical Indian music. Hussein el-Masry is accompanied by Narenda Bataju on sitar and Anand Kumar on tabla, combined with an assortment of traditional Arab instruments.

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