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  • hip-deep March 27, 2014

    Reconstructing Somalia: Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation

    This program offers a rare musical portrait of Somalia’s formative, pre-civil war years (1960-90). In a rising mood of patriotism and hope, Somalis sought to forge a culturally authentic, but also modern, national identity. Poetry, theatrical plays, and gorgeous, lyrical … Read more »

  • interview March 27, 2014

    Lidwien Kapteijns: Love Songs at the Dawn of Somalia

    Lidwien Kapteijns is a professor of history at Wellesley College. A few years ago, she contacted Afropop Worldwide to say she was a co-trustee of a large collection of rarely heard songs from Somalia. These songs date from between about … Read more »

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