Thursday, August 13, 2015

Heads Up

Two compilations of Somali music from the 1970s and 80s:

1. Au Revoir, Mogadishu Vol.1: This 90-minute cassette has just been released by the German label ÇAYKH Recordings. You can buy the tape here.




2. Light & Sound of Mogadishu will be released on 29 August on LP and CD by the Helsinki-based label Afro7.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Faadumo Qaasim - Dhabta I Saar (K7, 1974)


Mogadishu early 1970s


Faadumo Qaasim sadly passed away in 2011 after a glorious, socially engaged artistic career spanning five decades. RIP! This tape was reissued in 1992 with 2 additional songs, namely track 5 and 10.

01. Qays & Layla ("Romeo & Juliet")


02. Dalka Nuuriyow ("The Light of the Land")


03. Maalin Walbaan Kuu Marqaamaye ("I'm Permanently Intoxicated With You")


04. Qaanso Roobaad ("Rainbow")


05. Dalkeygow! (Oh My Land!)*


10 Adeeg Yaan Oogu Diraa? ("Who To Send On An Errand (To Reunite Me with My Exiled Lover]?")*


Enjoy!


* See this post for the context and a partial translation of track 5