Reports: Music in Sudan

The Institute of Music and Drama
When Sudan's Institute of Music and Drama was begun by the civilian government in 1969, dedicated teachers like El-Mahi Ismail, its first director, helped provide college-level practical instruction and research in music, drama and folklore for the first time in Sudan. Despite funding and status wrangles, the Institute survived until 1989, when the National Islamic Front regime took power and it became a target for political demolition. A new director began "Islamization" of the Institute: new, ideologically-approved lecturers were brought in, and the talent test for admission was replaced with an interview on religious attitudes.

See also section in Reports: Education and Art

Song and dance