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Les Musiciens du Nil (musicians of the nile) belong to a minority community of Nubian gypsies in Upper Egypt. Thanks to their performances of religious and secular music, they have gained a reputation as the most representative ensemble in Arab music.

They were discovered in 1975 by the German musicologist Alain Weber, and worked with Peter Gabriel performing the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s film, The Last Temptation of Christ. Their music is a typical example of saidi music.

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