Ali Hassan Kuban
Ali Hassan Kuban was born in Gotha, Egypt, a village near Aswan. After his family moved to Cairo, he learned to play the clarinet, and in 1949 he performed with the Opera of Cairo. He also played girba (bagpipes) with his own band during wedding celebrations. During the 1950s, Ali began adding Western instruments such as the saxophone, electric guitar, bass guitar, organ, trumpet and accordion to his ensemble. By the 1990s, he was performing for international audiences at events such as Midem (1993), WOMAD (1994), the Montreal Jazz Festival (1994), and Central Park SummerStage (1995).
- From Nubia to Cairo (1980), Shanachie - reissued 2001, Piranha
- Walk Like a Nubian (1991), Piranha
- Nubian Magic (1995), Mercator - reissued 1999, Blue Flame
- Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics (2001), Piranha
- The Rough Guide to Ali Hassan Kuban (2002), World Music Network - compilation
- Contributing artist
- The Rough Guide to World Music (1994), World Music Network
- The Rough Guide to the Music of North Africa (1997), World Music Network
- "Ali Hassan Kuban". Afropop Worldwide. World Music Productions. Archived from the original on 11 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
- Riedel, Martin & F. Hetze (2001). Album notes for From Nubia to Cairo by Ali Hassan Kuban [CD booklet]. Berlin: Piranha Musik (pir24).
- Discography at AllMusic
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