Nuba Nour | Nubian singers and master frame drummers

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About Nuba Nour

Nuba Nour are a Cairo-based collective of Nubian singers and master frame drummers.

The band perform traditional Nubian music from antiquity along with modern folk songs reflecting the ongoing struggles of a life in exile for the Nubian people, following the loss of their Aswan homelands in Egypt during the 1960s.

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Dessy Lemon / Ready for Drowning

7” Vinyl Single

“The root bundle of all the world’s adventures in funk and rhythm”


As heard on The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

Nuba Nour celebrate Record Store Day 2014 with their debut vinyl release – a double A side 7” single, Dessy Lemon/Ready for Drowning, which pairs Nubian grooves from antiquity with a haunting interpretation of a classic album cut by Manic Street Preachers.

Cat No: 30IPSNN071964

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Dessy Lemon


Recorded at the legendary Monnow Valley Studios in Rockfield, Wales with the support of AFAC (The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture). Featuring Hamoudi on Electric Oud, Tar Frame Drums and lead vocals from Little Hassan and Diaa.

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Lil Baladina


Recorded in Cairo with the support of AFAC (The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture), Nuba Nour’s debut single was written by the late, great Mohamed Wardi, and is a poetic lament to Nubia, with the song title Lil Baladina translating as The Night of our Country. Featuring lead vocals by NN Oud player Ahmed Nakeib.

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Tall Tales from the Blue Nile

Cassette Single

Featuring Lil Baladina plus two tracks Nit Minium & Anne Leah Aun Atshera which are exclusive to cassette, it’s time to break out the cotton buds and re-commission your old tape deck so you can enjoy Nuba Nour’s dusty hypnotic grooves in analogue on this retro cassette single.

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Tour Dates


Dammed Nations national tour of Wales with Sian James & Gai Toms

Neuadd Buddug, Bala
£10 / £8
01758 704 088 •
Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli
£10 / £8
01758 704 088 •
Chapter Arts Centre, Caerdydd / Cardiff
£14 / £12
029 2030 4400 •
Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan / Aberteifi
£14 / £12
01239 621200 •
Theatr Harlech, Harlech
£10Gostyngiadau ar Gael / Concessions Available
01766 780667 •
Canolfan y Celfyddydau / Aberystwyth Arts Centre
£14 / £12
01970 62 32 32 •
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon / Aberhonddu
£12 / £10
01874 611622 •
The Hafren, Drenewydd / Newtown
£10 • Gostyngiadau ar Gael / Concessions Available
01686 614555 •
Pontio, Neuadd Powis Hall, Prifysgol Bangor University
£12 / £10
01248 382828 •

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Contact Details

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