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Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa LP

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These audio artifacts were excavated and recalled from their foreign shelters only very recently. Some of those recordings are now kept safe in the 10,000-strong cassette tape archive of the Red Sea Foundation, the largest collection of Somali cassettes in the world, in Somaliland's capital, Hargeisa.

This music was never made available for mass release. Almost all recorded material came from original masters or homemade recordings of radio broadcasts. As a result, most of it has never been heard outside Somalia and the immediate region.


1. Nimco Jamaac - Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains)
2. Aamina Camaari - Rag Was Nacab Iyo Nasteexo (Men Are Cruel & Kind)
3. Ali Nuur - Unknown
4. Hibo Nuura 0 Haddii Hoobalkii Gabay (If The Artist Let's You Down)
5. Gacaltooyo Band - Ninkaan Ogayn (He Who Does Not Know)
6. Iftlin Band - Xuduud Ma Leh Xubigaan (This Love Has No Boundaries)
7. Xasan Diiriye - Qaraami (Love)
8. Dur-Dur Band - Gorof (Elixir)
9. Sharaf Band - Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life Is Full Of Tribulations)
10. 4 Mars - Na Daadihi (Guide Us)
11. Danan Hargeysa - Uur Hooyo (Mother's Womb)
12. Sharero Band - Qays Iyo Layla (Romeo & Juliet)
13. Waaberi - Oktoobar Waatee? Waa Taayadii (What's October? It's Ours)
14. Danan Hargeysa - Mama
15. Dur-Dur Band - Duruuf Maa Laygu Dildee (Rejected Due To My Circumstance)
16. Iftiin Band - Anaa Qaylodhaanta


Label: Ostinato Records
Format: 2 x LP, Compilation
Release Date: 8/18/2017