The Musicians of the Nile
Formation possible de 6 ou 9 musiciens
Originating from Upper Egypt, wearing heavy, dark galabiyas (djellabas), the Musicians of the Nile have been touring throughout Europe for about 3 decades, carried by festivals and musical celebrations. More than a simple ethnical encounter, their shows are a real gust of spontaneity phrased by the rolling percussions. Like the old bards of long ago, village musicians and nomads of the traditional feasts, the Musicians of the Nile cross spaces and cultures on donkey-back or by jet.
The virtuosos of the rabbabah –a two-stringed instrument made of horsehair, coconut and Nile fish skins - overwhelm our senses and emotions in a wave of trills. The Musicians of the Nile are a symbol. They were the first “Arab music” group to win notoriety in 1975, before the apparition of the Arab-oriental style and of the raï. As invincible and iconic as their pyramids, the group stands up to the time and survives trends.