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Various - Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa mp3 album

  • Performer: Various
  • Title: Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa
  • Genre: World, Country
  • Country: US
  • Formats: AHX ADX MP4 MP2 AC3 MPC MMF
  • Released: 2017
  • Style: African, Disco, Funk
  • MP3 album: 1759 mb
  • FLAC album: 1938 mb
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 849
Various - Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa mp3 album

VA - Sweet As Broken Dates; Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa (2017) 01. Nimco Jamaac - Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains). VA - Sweet As Broken Dates; Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa (2017). 01. 02. Aamina Camaari - Rag waa Nacab iyo Nasteexo (Men are Cruel and Kind). 03. Ali Nuur - Unknown. 04. Hibo Nuura - Haddii Hoobalkii Gabay (If the Artist Let's You Down). 05. Gacaltooyo Band feat. Faduumina Hilowle - Ninkaan Ogayn (He Who Does Not Know).

In 1988, on the eve of the civil war that began to tear apart Somalia in the early 1990s, an intrepid band of broadcasters and journalists secretly salvaged some 10,000 cassettes of homegrown music from the archives of Radio Hargeissa in Somaliland. Almost 30 years on, those tapes have finally been mined for Sweet As Broken Dates, a brilliant compilation that finally showcases some of the multitude of gems that were recorded and released in the country between the late '60s and early '90s

1. Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains) - Nimco Jamaac.

Various Artists Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa (Ostinato). MIMS Newsfeed - August 24, 2017. Afro Worldwide Sounds. Via Ostinato: In 1988, on the eve of a two decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siad Barre launched punishing air strikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. The bombing levelled the entire city. Barre targeted Radio Hargeisa to prevent any kind of central communication system that could organize a resistance

PDotO released his sophomore album Under The Sun around this time last year.

Somali singers from Djibouti were at home in Mogadishu. This compilation seeks to revive the rightful image, history, and identity of the Somali people, detached from war, violence, piracy, and the specter of a persistent threat. These 15 tracks should serve as a necessary starting point. Alongside the story of Somalia’s music before the civil war, the selection is also focused on the pan-Somali sound. Somali singers from Djibouti were at home in Mogadishu.

Seldom do we peer back into the past to examine the tangible and timeless creations born from the movement of peoples, overlooking cultural innovations arguably ahead of their time, precursors to consuming global trends. Cape Verde today is justifiably hailed as an African political success story, but things were different in the 1980s. A war of independence from Portugal was won in 1975, and Cape Verde suffered the familiar ills of a society born from colonialism and slavery struggling to integrate into a globalized world. Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa. OST45001 S'ta Contente, Rabés.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Nimco Jamaac Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains)
2 Aamina Camaari Rag Waa Nacab Iyo Nasteexo (Men Are Cruel & Kind)
3 Ali Nuur* Unknown
4 Hibo Nuura Haddii Hoobalkii Gabay (If The Artist Let's You Down)
5 Gacaltooyo Band Ninkaan Ogayn (He Who Does Not Know) (feat Faduumina Hilowle)
Featuring – Faduumina Hilowle
6 Iftiin Band Xuduud Ma Leh Xubigaan (This Love Has No Boundaries) (feat Mahmud Abdalla "Jerry" Hussen & Maryan Naasir)
Featuring – Mahmud Abdalla, Maryan Naasir
7 Xasan Diiriye Qaraami (Love)
8 Dur-Dur Band Gorof (Elixir) (feat Sahra Dawo)
Featuring – Sahra Dawo
9 Sharaf Band Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life Is Full Of Tribulations) (feat Xaawo Hiiraan)
Featuring – Xaawo Hiiraan
10 4 Mars Na Daadihi (Guide Us)
11 Danan Hargeysa Uur Hooyo (Mother's Womb) (feat Mohamed "Huro" Abdihashi)
Featuring – Mohamed "Huro" Abdihashi
12 Sharero Band Qays Iyo Layla (Romeo & Juliet) (feat Faadumo Qaasim)
Featuring – Faadumo Qaasim
13 Waaberi Oktoobar Waatee? Waa Taayadii (What's October? It's Ours)
14 Dur-Dur Band Duruuf Maa Laygu Diidee (Rejected Due To My Circumstance) (feat Muqtar Idi Ramadan)
Featuring – Muqtar Idi Ramadan
15 Iftiin Band Anaa Qaylodhaanta (feat Mah Mud Abdalla "Jerry" Hussen)
Featuring – Mahmud Abdalla "Jerry" Hussen

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 616892511946

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OSTLP003 Various Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ‎(2xLP, Album, Comp, RM) Ostinato Records OSTLP003 US 2017
OSTCD003 Various Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ‎(CD, Comp, Promo, Sli) Ostinato Records OSTCD003 US 2017



Reviews about Various - Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa (4):
Fog
Premium grade, superior blend of African pop, disco and funk styles. Has the type of production I really like with plenty of reverb on the vocals and lots of woozy keyboards floating in the mix. Some has an Indian/Bollywood quality to it (read the booklet to find out why). Yes, the audio is probably dubbed from cassette but it really has no detrimental impact on me, I like it all. The excellent book gives you the background on the cultural roots of the music.
Yahm
A must have. Who cares about sound quality/audiophilia with so hypnotic, deep, mesmerizing material...sounds better than I expected, even fascinating! Great compil.Very thankful for the chance to own this. Amazing! If you like Hailu Mergia, Yishak Banjaw, or Mammane Sanni, then this is for you (& for all mankind btw).
Joony
Can't expect too much on sound quality - these are presumably worn tapes after all. They did a good job restoring it though!Thank you to the label for putting this out.
INvait
Maybe the 36 page booklet (!) included in the cd slipcase...Sound quality is probably not the best but,here,adds a kind of nostalgia/charm. Perhaps I need something tangible on my shelf...Who knows (?) :)

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