field research


Nataša and Ali Teknik

In October 2016 FE met a wonderful Nubian musician called Ali Teknik. He is Sudanese Nubian, living in Egypt. He plays Oud and he sings, but he is not a professional musician. We were lucky to hear his concert in a so-called Nubian house, in Ana Kato, West bank Aswan. The music, the energy and the songs, everything was perfect. It was fun to watch the other Nubians gathering around him, singing with him and dancing. Every time we came back to Aswan (2018, and two times in 2019), we were asking to see him, but unfortunately, he was not there. This is how it is in Egypt I guess, you have to live for that very moment, cause it’s not sure that it can happen again.