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Somali Music

Somali Hip-Hop Diplomacy Takes New York

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 12.02.2012 | Arts
Meredith Hutchison

Music has become the battleground for the allegiance and future of young people, and hip-hop and rap tools for spreading a range of ideologies.

Somali Islamic Militants Ban Music On Airwaves

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN and MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Rock, rap and love songs once filled the airwaves in Somalia's war-torn capital, one of the few pleasures residents had. Bu...

Somali Refugees Tell Their Story Through Song (VIDEO) | Finbarr O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya -- The refugee camp here is currently home to more than 270,000 Somalis who have fled the violence and chaos of their country. It is t...