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Sudan girl group "Nightingale" dream of world tour

Sudan girl group "Nightingale" dream of world tour

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In front of excited screaming fans, three sisters in black dress and gold come on stage.

The first “girl band” of Sudan, the “Nightingale” are still popular 45 years after their formation.

Of top priority currently is a dream world tour.

We hope to travel and tour in Europe or America.

Their popularity stretches back to the late 80s; they were very popular and many admirers compared them to the famous “Supremes” US group led by Diana Ross.

Due to many socio-political upheavals in Sudan, the “Nightingale put an end to their career in 1988. At the time, they were on top of their game.

“Back then, it was exciting. The Sudanese president Gaafar al-Nimeiry, took artists and sports people along on his travels,’‘ Talsam Hayat, a member of the group “The Nightingale” said.

More than 20 years after their farewell to the public, they are back on stage. Through mixing Pop ballads and traditional music, they always give off amazing performances.

“We hope to travel and tour in Europe or America,” Talsam Amal, a member of the group “The Nightingale” said.

No specific agenda of the world tour of the Talsam sisters have yet been disclosed.

But before the dream tour, they continue to travel the musical scenes of Sudan, a country where women’s rights are routinely violated, according to reports from the UN and NGOs such as Amnesty International.