Friends of Bamboute: 20th Anniversary Edition

El Tanbura

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Originally released in 2009, El Tanbura celebrate their 20th anniversary with “Friends of Bamboute” a collection of songs recounting tales of the 19th century Bambutiyya merchants who frequented the old-time cafes and hashish dens along the path of Suez Canal, along with devotional Sufi songs from the Egyptian Delta.

One of Egypt’’s great bands

Buena Vista for Egyptian Music

Home-made entertainment with global appeal

The Telegraph

An Institution, both in their native Egypt and abroad

★★★★ Songlines Top of the World Album

Rabble-rousing party songs

★★★★ London Evening Standard

Love and religious devotion

Financial Times

An all-night afterparty