Latest News for: Somalia music


Op-Ed: Out on the high seas, when news happens no one sees it

The Los Angeles Times 25 Apr 2021
That’s why we combined our traditional journalism with an experiment in using music to bring people to our work. We created the Outlaw Ocean Music Project, an effort to help disseminate and financially support the reporting ... And for that, journalism — with an assist from music — has an urgent role to play.
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Nourin Mohamed Siddig: The African art of reciting the Koran

BBC News 09 Feb 2021
According to historian Sylviane Diouf the chants, prayers and recitation of enslaved West African Muslims, which can sound similar to that of Muslims across the Sahel region to Sudan and Somalia, may have contributed to the creation of "the distinctive African American music ...


News-Press Now 28 Nov 2020
(TNS). Tribune News Service ... Updated at 0100 UTC (8 p.m ... SOMALIA-BOMBING.DPA _ At least seven people were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a popular restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, police said Friday. 150 by Mohamed Odowa in Mogadishu, Somalia ... ^Flor Silvestre, beloved Mexican singer, actress and musical matriarch, dies at 90< ... 1 ... .

Music Matters: Rediscovering the forgotten sounds of Somalia

Arab News 17 Sep 2020
“While other African countries were going down musically and culturally in the Eighties, Somalia was going up,” says Redjeb ... The state-funded bands were frequently called on to provide live accompaniment to musical plays staged at the National Theater of Somalia.

Talk of the town

Times Argus 27 Aug 2020
The one-day delay shouldn’t inconvenience anyone eager to hear a Burlington band whose members hail from Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi. Members of A2VT synthesize their African musical and dance roots with Western pop and hip-hop sensibilities and their songs – performed in up to eight unique languages – reflect their journey from Africa to America.

Somali artists release UN-backed song on COVID-19 threats

Xinhua 09 Aug 2020
9 (Xinhua) -- Prominent Somali artists said Sunday they have released UN-backed new song to raise awareness about the dangers of COVID-19 in Somalia, which remains a threat across the country ... The song and music video is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

‘So much living to do’: stories of UK's coronavirus victims

Yahoo Daily News 14 May 2020
Nonny presented her music show, Fretwork, for many years and will be remembered for her wicked sense of humour ... Born in Somalia, his contribution to music during the anti-colonial and decolonisation period of the country made him a significant cultural figure of that time, said Hanna Ali, director of the London-based Kayd Somali arts organisation.

Ahmed Ismail Hudeidi obituary

The Guardian 27 Apr 2020
Socially conscious instrumentalist whose innovative songwriting helped to shape modern music in his homeland of Somalia The musician Ahmed Ismail Hudeidi, who ...

Various Artists - Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu 1972 -1991

Music News 10 Jan 2020
This time he found himself in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, trawling through thousands of cassettes and reel-reel tapes to find music dating back to 1972 and on to 1991. I am an unashamed fan of the Analog Africa label, their releases are never less than ‘interesting’ but the music of Somalia is something I’ve never really considered.

Four Tet produces post-election mix set to “100 voices” from UK youth

NME 14 Dec 2019
Hebden’s playlist – including roughly 300 songs – showcased the best music from Syria, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Iran, picking out artists including Kourosh Yaghmaei and celebrated Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, who worked with the producer on 2013 album ‘Wenu Wenu’.

‘I just wanted people’s attention’: dealer Mariane Ibrahim on championing young artists of the African diaspora

The Art Newspaper 29 Nov 2019
We can go back and forth,” Mariane Ibrahim suggests as we decide whether to chat in English or French ... Which, as a marketing agent, was music to my ears.”From Somalia to Seattle. The discovery inspired a trip to Africa, where she played a role in getting Unesco recognition for the cave paintings of Laas Geel in Somalia ... Nothing was happening there.”.

Today in history, Friday, Oct. 18

Winston-Salem Journal 18 Oct 2019
In 1977, West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the four hijackers. In 1961, the movie musical “West Side Story,” starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, premiered in New York, the film’s setting ... .

Bulletin board July 12, 2019

The Keene Sentinel 12 Jul 2019
Bulletin board, published daily, lists upcoming events in the region open to the public ... Talks and classes. Monadnock Summer Lyceum ... My Long Journey from Somalia to Maine,” music by Fireside Winds, reception and book signing to follow, 11 a.m., Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough ... Etc ... .

‘Because I love Somalia and because I love America’: Minnesota celebrates Somali Independence Day and Week

MinnPost 01 Jul 2019
“They emigrated from Somalia to Minnesota, bringing culture, bringing a work ethic, bringing music, bringing a [vision] to America that is something that we value here in Minnesota,” said Walz ... the music, the culture, the food, and have that proud moment of Independence Day.

McFeely: No signs of bigots, but plenty of friendship at Pelican Rapids festival

The Daily Republic 24 Jun 2019
Suleeqo Nuur, a Somalia native who graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 2016, chats with Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker at the Pelican Rapids Friendship Festival on Saturday, June 22 ... Saturday's festival included music and dance from Native Americans, Norway, Mexico and Somalia.