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Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972 - 1991)



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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 first music label to set foot in Mogadishu. Mogadisco was not Analog Africa’s easiest project. Tracking down the musicians – often in exile in the diaspora – to interview them and gather anecdotes of golden-era Mogadishu has been an undertaking that took three years. Tales of Dur-Dur Band’s kidnapping, movie soundtracks recorded in the basements of hotels, musicians getting electrocuted on stage, others jumping from one band to another under dramatic circumstances, and soul singers competing against each other, are all stories included in the massive booklet that accompanies the compilation – adorned with no less than 50 pictures from the `70s and `80s.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Daraadaa Muxibo - Dur Dur Band 05:20
  2. Hab Isii - Omar Shoolil 05:36
  3. Check Up My Head - Mukhtar Ramadan Idii 05:51
  4. Geesiyada Halgamayow - Bakaka Band 05:50
  5. Waa Kaa helaa - Fadumo Qassim and Waaberi Band 06:22
  6. Sirmaqabe - Iftin Band 06:29
  7. Baayo - Mukhtar Ramadan Idii 05:36
  8. Hoobeya - Shimaali Ahmed Shimaali & Ahmed Sharif „killer“ 05:12
  9. Shaleedayaa - Dur Dur Band 03:44
  10. Ladaney - Dur Dur Band 05:06
  11. Gobonimada Jira - Bakaka Band 08:34
  12. Ii Ooy Aniga - Iftin Band 03:37
Release date NZ
January 22nd, 2020
Analog Africa
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