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Children Have Priority (Ubadkaa Mudnaanta Leh)

For immediate release. For album reviews, interviews, and questions, please contact: info@aarmaanta.com. 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 […]