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The History of the Nubian Song and its Impact on Society


20-01-2014

On the 20th of January, CULTNAT organized a lecture titled ‘The History of the Nubian Song and its Impact on Society.’
Dr. Yasser ElShayeb, director of the center said that the lecture deals with the beginnings of the Nubian song in terms of words, tunes, and development over the past ages, till it reached the shape that is known today. It discusses how the Nubian song was influenced by the Nubian community; who is its creator and has simulated and formulated it and was unique in its performance, and how it was affected by the surrounding events and was its mouthpiece.
The Nubian song wasn’t only affected by the Nubian community, but also it has an impact on it where many generations had grown up on its rhythms and words that formed his conscience.
The lecture was followed by a performance of the most beautiful Nubian songs by "Nubian Lights Band" using the original musical instruments used by the people of Nubia in their singing.