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  • video April 2, 2014

    Somali Love Songs: A Hip Deep Introduction

    Wellesley College Historian Lidwien Kapteijns is the lead advisor on Afropop’s Hip Deep program “Reconstructing Somalia, Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation.” Here she introduces the program with a tour of her office, introducing artists, recordings, books and … Read more »

  • interview March 27, 2014

    Ahmed Samatar: Somali Songs

    Ahmed Ismail Samatar is a professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Minnesota is home to America’s largest Somali-descended population, over 32,000 people, according to the 2011 census. Professor Samatar has taught at Macalester for 20 years, 18 of … 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 »

  • blog March 17, 2014

    Love Songs in Somalia: Music of a Lost World

    A couple of years ago, I received an email message from Lidwien Kapteijns (LID-win KAP-tains, like “captain”), a professor of history at Wellesley College. She told me she was a co-trustee of probably the largest existing collection of Somali popular … Read more »

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