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News Somalia » Music: Beyond outreach: inside the fight for classical music’s future

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Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

We were being led by an 18-year-old Somali who had fled conflict in his homeland ... In his enthusiasm for bringing music out of its rarefied concert halls, Gardner is far from alone. Reaching out to young people who wouldn’t normally have access ...

News Somalia » Music: Cherrie Is a Somali-Swedish R&B Queen With Style and Substance

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Publication date: onday 05 February 2018

who contributed English lyrics to one of her Swedish songs. Cherrie was born Sherihan Hersi in Oslo, Norway, to Somali immigrants and lived in Finland for about a decade before moving to Sweden where her family took up residence in the Rinkeby area of ...

News Somalia » Music: Seattle rapper says Secret Service searched home after anti-Trump social media posts

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Publication date: onday 05 February 2018

In December, Diriye, a Somali immigrant and U.S. citizen who performs as Chino’o Capo Gaddafi with his Malitia MaliMob group, filmed a music video for which they drew a Hitler mustache on a likeness of Trump and strung it up from a street sign along ...

News Somalia » Music: Travel Ban(d): Friday Music Series focuses on intercultural understanding

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Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Organized by Harbert and Professor David Molk, the Friday Music Series is a concert program that takes ... Currently, travel is restricted from eight countries: Iran, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, North Korea, Venezuela, Chad, and Libya. Venezuela, North Korea ...

News Somalia » Music: Somalia's lost tapes revive musical memories

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Publication date: Friday 25 August 2017

The discovery of thousands of lost recordings from Somalia's golden era of music is a timely reminder of the country's remarkable hybrid sounds, writes BBC Somali's Yasmin Ahmed. A newly released compilation, Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from ...

News Somalia » Music: Somali rappers defy bullets, death threats for Mogadishu concert

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Publication date: Wednesday 27 March 2013

(CNN)-- The jarring sounds of war have longed echoed over Mogadishu. Now it's time for music to rock the Somali capital. Armed with powerful songs and bold lyrics, a daring group of hip-hop musicians has defied death threats and violent attacks from ...

News Somalia » Music: Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

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Publication date: hursday 17 August 2017

Hargeisa - In 1331, famed Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta arrived in Mogadishu, on the Banaadiri coast, in what is today Somalia. Battuta came across the richest, most powerful port in East Africa, at the fore of the Indian Ocean trade system, then the ...

News Somalia » Music: In Somalia, music festival aims to spread peace

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Publication date: Friday 29 March 2013

"Al Shabab are ... spreading propaganda, taking the minds of Somalia's youth," Muhdin said. "We can use music to combat its message." Rappers and traditional musicians from Somalia, Kenya and Sudan are lined up to appear at a series of flash-mob-style ...

News Somalia » Music: Somalia: Music Tells the Story of Somali Culture Before the War

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Publication date: Sunday 15 October 2017

In the 70s and 80s, before Somalia was torn apart by civil war, the east African country had a vibrant pop music culture; bars and clubs flourished in Mogadishu and Hargeisa. That "swinging Somalia" has been captured on the compilation Sweet as Broken ...