Land Of Kush is a large orchestra assembled and directed by composer and musician Sam Shalabi. Ahead of album release Sand Enigma via Constellation on Nov 8th, Land of Kush shared a brand new track “Trema” featuring Nadah El Shazly.
Listen to the new track below.
After a five-year hiatus (during which Shalabi took up residence in Cairo), Land Of Kush was asked to play in Toronto at The Aga Khan Museum in March 2018. This request eventually lead to the creation and recording of Sand Enigma, the fourth Land Of Kush album, which will be released on 8 November 2019.
The current version of the ensemble now features two of Shalabi’s closest musical collaborators in Egypt: Nadah El Shazly (vocals) and Maurice Louca (keyboards/electronics), plus Adham (Eddie) Zidan, a producer and musician Shalabi works with regularly in Cairo. The ensemble also picked up new members from North America (including guitarist Vicky Mettler, saxophonist Adam Kinner, santur player Amir Amiri, cellist Mark Molnar, harpist Sarah Pagé, and vocalist Maya Kuroki) along with longtime Kush contributors Jason Sharp, Dave Gossage, Josh Zubot, Pat Conan, and Liz Lima.