October 01, 2006

Ileeya & Somalia

Playing on Al Baal right now is a Somali song called ileeya, from the album Moonlight.

One of their most famous singers is Xasan Adan Samatar. The letter X in the Somali language is the equivalent of the letter haa or 7 in the Arabic language. (Xasan=Hassan)

Many of you have probably never heard Somali music before, but I bet you have all met or come across Somali people. They have a fascinating language and culture. The sound of the language is soft, yet distinct. Thanks to my many Somali friends, I have picked up some of their language and music.


Ps. All the links I have provided you with have music you can listen to with one click. The most comprehensive guide to Somali Music can be found here.


nzm said...

Excellent - thanks!

Diligent Candy said...

Yet again...amazing music, I thought initially it sounded like a jingle I had once heard but then it got better....really awesome stuff...I now visit your blog to listen to the music :):)

BuJ said...

sometimes i wonder what's nicer.. the music or the way you describe it :)
definitely you should consider work as a diplomat or educator, maybe even the UN.
on another issue, the stickam doesn't seem to produce sound for me..

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your blog very much. Thanks for taking the time to keep it going.
Great Fitness

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

NZM welcome back prom Photokina!

D Candy, visit for some music and a cup of tea anytime.

Buj, the stickam should be working now. Well I dreamt of many things in life, and working for a better world is one. There are many ways to do it. Thank you for the encouragement.

Anonymous, I don't do fitness. I do sweets.

Boo! said...

The new music is awesome!

The only Bosnians I came across were immigrants at my uni food services. I never learnt their music, but they were nice... used to give me extra cookies!

Agree with Buj about possible future job opportunities :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

boo lol at extra cookies. How was Pakiland`? Koi naya taazi?