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A small ensemble consisting of a violin, flute, tambourine and drum accompanied the recitations in their theatre productions.
This new genre of Somali music used an increasing number of foreign musical instruments, and, unlike older Somali music, each poem in the new genre had a specific melody.
Somali music became more formalized too. Official government support was given to a new orchestra, formed and trained by an Italian military conductor.
Somali music has a distinctive character, which differentiates it from its neighboring countries. There are over 30 genres of poetry, all of which may be sung. Sudanese synths meet traditional instrumentals in new Ostinato compilation. Latest Articles. Back at Hiddo Dhawr, as dinner finished and oud instrumentalists played their final numbers, a microphone was passed around for at least one person per table to sing a bit of their favourite song.
Everyone contributed: Somali verses, poetry, hymns, and hummed melodies drew wide applause. People and Power goes on the trail of a Somali army commander accused of involvement in mass killings and war crimes. Vik Sohonie. More from Features.
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But the dictator — who was toppled in — strictly controled lyrical content. Some of the songs are blatant propaganda such as "Octobar Waatee?
Waa Taayadii" "What's October? This traditional folklore music is performed during weddings and special occasions. The singer is usually a male who dances with a sword in his right hand in front of a circle of women clapping their hands.
The singers poetically describe their love for God and the prophet, accompanied only by some rhythmic clapping and drums. You can still hear this fascinating kind of ritualized Sufi music on Friday nights in almost all cities and towns in Somaliland. For instance the powerful drums and its complex rhythms and choruses can be heard in Hargeisa from a far away distances at night. The oud today stands at the center of contemporary Somali music.
After radio broadcasting started in , during WWII, Somaliland music, especially in Hargeisa, the capital city developed quickly.The album's 15 songs, coming from cassette tapes and master reels, had to literally be dug up from shelters after being hidden to protect it during Somalia's two decade civil war.