Hamza el Din

Hamza el Din Biography

Hamza El Din (July 10, 1929 – May 22, 2006) was a Nubian Egyptian composer, vocalist, and a master of the oud, the Arabic precursor of the lute, and the tar, the single-skinned drum that originated in Nubia, the ancient upper Nile land. El Din held a number of teaching positions on ethnomusicology in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s.

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