Artist Profiles: Ahmed Omar

Born in Egypt to an Eritrean father, Ahmed took his first steps in music at a Nubian music institute in downtown Cairo. He started with singing, playing the guitar, and eventually moving on to his current instrument, the bass guitar, which he plays for leading Egyptian bands such as Senet, El Dor El Awal, Beshir, and Wust El Balad.

Ahmed has also organized the Afri-Cairo Music Festival and is a partner and manager at the Wust El Balad recording studio.

Discography:

The Nile Project – Aswan (2013)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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