Sudan: Hiba Elgizouli - "Rival" – beehype – Best Music from Around the World

Hiba Elgizouli

The beauty of Sudanese art, nature and its people as pictured by a young singer and songwriter Hiba Elgizouli and her sisters.

“This is a zero budget project produced in Sudan with the support of young Sudanese artists and film makers” – says the description of Hiba Elgizouli’s latest video and seeing her sisters’ names in the credits seems to confirm it.

Hiba is a young singer-songwriter originally from Omdurman, the second-largest city in Sudan, has one of the most soulful voices we’ve heard recently with just the right amount of boldness and modesty. In “Rival”, she wanted to show the beauty of her country – its coulours, nature, art and pride.

Musically, “Rival” is just over 2 minutes long. But it’s this kind of mantra that could easily go for another 20 minutes. And it is quite probable that’s just what you’re going to do after you’ve heard it for the first time – just loop it.

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