Renowned Somali Singer Aar Maanta Celebrates World Children’s Day with Inspiring Music Video

Aar Maanta recently marked World Children’s Day with the release of a captivating animation music video for his song ‘Ubadkaa Mudnaanta Leh.’ MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, November 20, 2023 / — Aar Maanta, a distinguished figure in Somali music known for his exceptional contributions, has once again demonstrated his commitment to creativity and activism. Notably recognized for […]

Aar Maanta Releases ‘Ubadkaa Mudnaanta Leh’ Somali Children Songs

For immediate release. For album reviews, interviews, and questions, please contact: Today Somali musician Aar Maanta releases Children Have Priority (Ubadkaa Mudnaanta Leh), the first bilingual English & Somali children’s album in world music. Aar Maanta created the pioneering 14-track album together with Somali-American youth in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “The children are the priority,” sings Aar Maanta, […]

Meeting President ‘Farmajo’ of Somalia

I had the opportunity to meet the President of The Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo.’ Human-trafficking and secondary migration are important issues that have affected many of us including myself, and I discussed the issue in one of my songs. The song was called ‘Tahriib’ and was later used by the United Nations Refugee Council (UNHCR) for their secondary migration campaign ‘Dangerous Crossings.’ As a result of this, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to […]