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Published on May 21, 2008
Nancy Bader e'dien Ajaj For the first time in the 60s, female singers became socially acceptable with the rise of Mihera bint Abboud, Um el Hassan el Shaygiya and Aisha el Fellatiya, who became famous for performing in front of the Sudan Defence Force during World War 2. In the 1960s, a wave of female duos became prominent, including Sunai el Samar, Sunai Kordofani and Sunai el Nagam, while a few women with highly-charged erotic images found audiences, including Gisma and Nasraa. Later prominent female musicians include the band Balabil, who formed in the early 1970s and became very popular across East Africa. The 80s also saw the rise of Hanan Bulu-bulu, a singer whose performances were sensual and provocative; she was eventually detained by the authorities and beaten. In the new century the new generations of female singers dominated as Dr Manal Bader El Dien, Manal Alnour, Hanan Al-Nieel, now Nadah Al Ghallah, Asrrar Babiker, Nancy Ajaj