A wonderful artistic trio, the three sisters Hadia, Hayat and Amal Talsam from Halfa in Upper Nubia (Sudan) formed the group "Al Balabil" (the Nightingales) - and became big stars of the Nubian and Sudani folk song. Their father and mother were artists, and managed to let their seven daughters and two sons study at the Academy for Folk Arts.
Starting their artistic careers in the early 1970s, already at a young age the elder girls performed with other artists at festivals and concerts, and gradually left to arrange the performances of their three younger sisters. Al Balabil immediately achieved great success, and singing initially in Arabic, they held many concerts and were often representing Sudan's art abroad. Al Balabil and their artist family give great importance to present high quality art, accompanied by a large orchestra and singing beautiful melodious and meaningful songs.
Their perfectly coordinated songs enchant as well their Arabic as their Nubian public, for whom Al Balabil started singing Nubian songs in 2007. After they spent 20 years outside Sudan - were they continued performing in the United States and England - the three sisters returned and were warmly welcomed and acclaimed. Up to this day Al Balabil sing for their fervent public at home, during television shows and interviews and occasionally in Egypt and Europe. Although all three sisters are married, they show a great example on how female Nubian artists can succeed and fulfill their dreams.
The three Artist sisters "Al Balabil" sing "Dunya-li Ashriya Innini" (The World is beautiful, it's us who make it bad) written by Poet Dr. Mohammed Omar Taha, composed by the great late Artist Khidhir El-Attar, lyrics in Nubian by Dore Kolod