Artist Profiles: Sheikh Yaseen el Tuhamy

Sheikh Yaseen el Tuhamy

Sheikh Yaseen el Tuhamy, from Cairo, is one of Egypt’s best-loved and most compelling Sufi singers (munshid). Sheikh Yaseen’s songs are based on the sacred poetic texts of 13th century Sufi poet, Ibn-al-Farid that encapsulate the perennial Sufi themes of love and longing for the divine.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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