There is far more to Somalia then pirates and refugees. In fact, culture-wise, the country is often referred to as a nation of poets. Recently, a good Somali friend had sparked my interest in the music from her country. I went to a performance at “Somali Week” in Bethnal Green, with an especial interest in finding out how the British culture has influenced Somali music. I had no idea what a deep impact the performance of Aar Maanta would have on me. Click here to read the rest of the article.

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