About Hamza El Din
Nubian vocalist and oud player Hamza El Din has been known for three decades as the foremost exponent of the oud, the principal instrument of Arabic classical music. He has drawn on both traditional Nubian music and the vast aestethic structure of Arabic classical music to create an entirely new mode of expression. Escalay (The Water Wheel), originally issued in 1971, is evidence of Hamza El Din's establishment of new musical forms and his full command of the instrument.
August 27, 2002
For over three decades, Hamza El Din was known as the foremost exponent of the oud, the principal instrument of Afro-Arabic music. His 1971 album remains a high point in the Explorer collection, featuring the sensuous, rhythmic music of the Nubian culture of the Upper Nile.