"Babour Kusona" the steamer sailed, the famous Nubian song about the Nubian exodus in 1964 to Kom Ombo desert in Egypt and Khashm Elgirba in Eastern Sudan
Omer Elbashir speaks about dams of Kajbar, Dal and Elsheraik which will inundate the whole Nubia land. Elbashir is serious about building dams in Nubia to destroy Nubia and its antiquities, one of the richest international heritage as the British historian Basil Davidson mentioned..
A Nubian woman complaining from the devastated Nubian land by flooding and drought and the marginalization of Nubia by the government of Sudan and she asks: To whom should we complain against the government who is the cause of our sufferings!!!.
Mr. Ali Karti, the Foreign Minister of Sudan invites the Egyptians to relocate to the (depopulated) Nubian land . He says that the Northern State in Sudan is inhabited by less than one million where as a similar area in Egypt (from Aswan to Alexandria is inhabited by 90 million people!
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Babour Kusona - "the steamer sailed" in Nubian (Nobiin) language;
This song, lyrics of the famous Nubian poet Dr. Mustafa Abdelgadir and sung by the young Nubian singer Ghazi Saeed is one of the most nostalgic and impressive Nubian songs about the Nubian exodus in 1964 following the construction of the destructive High Dam of Egypt. All Nubians cry when they listen to this sad song. It can be a beautiful background for a Nubian documentary about the sufferings of Nubians who are threatened by dangers of more damming and devastation to their beloved historical lands. Oh Nubia the sacred land of civilization. I feel so sad and sorry to lose this international heritage to fanatic Islamists and radical Arabs. God save Nubia. Cry loudly the beloved NUBIA. The poet is narrating the story of a Nubian from Egypt who traveled in a hurry to Sudan without bidding farewell to his beloved mother. He took the steamer from Aswan to Sudan. While the steamer is sailing to Sudan the dialogue starts between the poet and the vast lake which swallowed his beloved Nubian village. Where is my village? Is this my village? and the mountain responds to him: "Yes! this is your village! The poet asks the mountain, where is my village/ the houses, the palm trees, the water mill "saquia", the children playing... etc. The poet reaches the apex of his anger and prays for the destruction of the dam so that his village returns to life again.
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