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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentino for the City

Abdel Aziz El Mubarak is Sudan's Bryan Ferry and he apparently has a fondness for spangly jackets. His love songs are songs of the city. This is from the early 70s. The sleeve notes say "Reggae has influenced the rhythmic content of the music and the distinctive stamp of Sudan leaves musical images of Kingston and Brixton definitely in the background".

Abdel Aziz El Mubarak - Ah'laa Jarah

"The whole universe became engulfed with happiness and the night became illuminated. Existence appeared to be a very beautiful scene, because when you walked it seems as a rhythm"

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