Tuesday, 14 February 2012

encapsulated ethos ~ Egypt

They feel it, think it, write it, sing it, dance it~  BE it
El Tanbura are a collective of veteran Egyptian master musicians, singers, fishermen and philosophers. For the past 20 years they've been custodians to some of Egypt's oldest folk melodies at their home in Port Said, the Mediterranean gateway to the Suez Canal. Band members dress in an eclectic mix of gallibiyas and Levis with Gucci sunglasses, fez and Nike caps. Their music is driven by the seductive call of the Simsimiyya - an ancient lyre dating back to the times of the Pharaohs.
photo: amiraT
Lyrics revolve around an introduction to the founding of this long-standing group and the welcoming of a boat in sight and friends traveling~
 exuberant in ethos 
genuine and uplifting, an Egyptian 
'Zorba the Greek' spirit
The name Zorba translates to 'live each    day'
"El Tanboura: Rapturous folk music at a medieval palace"
Read more: http://www.almasryalyoum.com/node/110563

                              murals of Alexandria Corniche 
* Photos by amiT

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