Various Artists - Mogadisco - Dancing in Mogadishu (Somalia 72-91)
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Various Artists

Mogadisco - Dancing in Mogadishu (Somalia 72-91)

ANALOG AFRICA
Release date: 13/12/19
genre: Afro / Afrobeat
Format: LP
€29.99
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tracklist
1. A1 Daraadaa Muxibo - Dur Dur Band
2. A2 Hab Isii - Omar Shoolil
3. A3 Check Up My Head - Mukhtar Ramadan Idii
4. A4 Geesiyada Halgamayow - Bakaka Band
5. A5 Waa Kaa helaa - Fadumo Qassim and Waaberi Band
6. A6 Sirmaqabe - Iftin Band
7. A7 Baayo - Mukhtar Ramadan Idii
8. A8 Hoobeya - Shimaali & Killer
9. A9 Shaleedayaa - Dur Dur Band
10. A10 Ladaney - Dur Dur Band
11. A11 Gobonimada Jira - Bakaka Band
12. A12 Ii Ooy Aniga - Iftin Band
Various Artists - Mogadisco - Dancing in Mogadishu (Somalia 72-91)

description

After being blown away by a few tunes – probably just as you will be after listening to this – Samy Ben Redjeb travelled to the infamous capital city of Somalia in November of 2016, making Analog Africa the frst music label to set foot in Mogadishu. On his arrival in Somalia Samy questioned the need for a vehicle full of armed chaperones casually toting Kalashnikovs, deemed necessary to accompany him to the radio station archive every morning, but then began ri?ing through piles of cassettes and listening to reel-to-reel tapes in the dusty archives of Radio Mogadishu, looking for music that ‘swam against the current’. The stars were aligned: an uncovered and unmarked pile of discarded recordings was discovered in a cluttered corner of the building. Colonel Abshir - the senior employee and protector of Radio Mogadishu’s archives - clarifed that the pile consisted mostly of music nobody had manage to identify, or music he described as being ‘mainly instrumental and strange music’. At the words ‘strange music’ Samy was hooked, the return ?ight to Tunisia was cancelled. The pile turned out to be a cornucopia of different sounds: radio jingles, background music and interludes for radio programmes, television shows and theatre plays. There were also a good number of disco tunes, some had been stripped of their lyrics, the interesting parts had been recorded multiple times then cut, taped together and spliced into a long groovy instrumental loop. Over the next three weeks, often in watermelon-, grapefruit-juice and shisha-fuelled night-time sessions behind the fortifed walls of Radio Mogadishu, Samy and the archive staff put together Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu - Somalia 1972–1991. Like everywhere in Africa during the 1970s, both men and women sported huge afros, bell-bottom trousers and platform shoes. James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations’ funk were the talk of the town.In 1977, Iftin Band were invited to perform at the Festac festival in Lagos whe

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