Various Artists

Rain in the Hills Beja Ballads of Port Sudan

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The Beja sound here (first time in the West) is typical of a whole new African soundscape that owes nothing to the West. The solo singers adapted the ud to their gorgeous ballads very recently, and developed new technologies and new techniques for the local version of the ubiquitous eastern African lyre. All this and a splendidly boisterous local form of tarabu with the usual strong Yemeni influence.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:19
2
6:04
3
3:20
4
4:50
5
6:44
6
4:39
7
3:38
8
3:02
9
4:21
10
7:00
11
5:07
12
6:18
13
4:30
14
11:00
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