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DUR-DUR BAND "VOLUME 5"

DUR-DUR BAND "VOLUME 5"
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Dur-Dur Band emerged in the 1980s, during a time when Somalia’s contribution to the creative culture in the Horn of Africa was visible and abundant. Seeking inspiration outside the impressive array of Somali traditional music that was encouraged at the time, everyone from Michael Jackson and Phil Collins to Bob Marley and Santana were fair game. This recording, which was remastered from a cassette copy source, is a document of Dur-Dur Band after establishing itself as one of the most popular bands in Mogadishu. The challenge of locating a complete long-player from this era is evidenced bythe fidelity of this recording. However, the complex, soulful music penetrates the hiss. In a country that has been disrupted by civil war, heated clan divisions and security concerns, music and the arts has suffered from stagnation in recent years. Incidentally, more than ten years after Volume 5 (1987) was recorded at Radio Mogadishu, the state-run broadcaster was the only station in Somalia to resist the ban on music briefly enacted by Al-Shabab. Dur-Dur Band is a powerful and illustrative lens through which to appreciate the incredible sounds in Somalia before the country's stability took a turn.

 
 

   
Tracklisting
Side A.  
1. Dur-Dur Band Introduction
 
2. Hayeelin    
3. Halelo    
Side B.    
1. Fagfagley
   
2. Ilawad Cashaqa  
3. Garsore Waa Ilaah  
Side C.  
1. Asda Fududey Iga Ahow  
2. Tajir Waa Ilaah  
Side D.  
1. Dholey  
2. Amiina Awadaay  
3. Dooyo  

 
   
Artist Title  
DUR-DUR BAND VOLUME 5  
     
Label Cat.#  
AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA ATFA.004  
     
Year Format  
2016 2XLP  
     
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