Abdel Gadir Salim (Arabic: عبد القادر سالم ) is a folk singer and bandleader from Sudan. Salim was born in the village of Dilling, Kordofan province, amidst the Nuba Mountains in the west of Sudan approximately in the 1950s. Salim trained in both European and Arabic music at the Institute of Music in Khartoum, beginning with Oud at the behest of a friend. By 1971, he changed from composing urban-styled music to country tunes. Seeking out traditional and colloquial songs to perform, he began in his native Kordofan and Darfur. Rarely writing his own lyrics, the songs he finds range from politically aware, educational arguments to love ballads.
Links To Peel
Peel mentioned on his 10 June 1986 show buying an Abdel Gadir Salim cassette from a record shop outside Broadcasting House with Andy Kershaw. After Peel's death, a copy of Abdel Gadir Salim's Nujum Al-Lail / Stars Of The Night LP was found in his Record Collection: A.
- 10 June 1986: يا مداعب الغصن الرطيب