“Hajj Elias holds picture of himself playing oud before Tahgeer [removal” [photo: Nour El Refai]
Amazing photo from an article in AlAraby.com, "For the National Good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians," by Gehad Quisay, November 17, 2017. On the current struggles of Egyptian Nubians, but also with historical background. Egyptian Nubians were removed from their historical homeland in 1964, due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam and the flooding of their villages and farmland. The article, alas, tells us nothing about Hajj Elias.