“This stunning compilation of ’70s songs from Somalia (with an incredible backstory) has the verve of ’90s hip-hop & the soul of Ethio jazz.”
The intriguing description above drew my attention to some more exciting new sounds tonight!! New York’s Ostinato Records are to release an album titled “Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa” at the end of August and have some exciting previews from this compilation already available!
The album contains 15 tracks which seek to “revive the rightful image, history, and identity of the Somali people, detached from war, violence, piracy, and the specter of a persistent threat,” and has a very in-depth back story on their Bandcamp page (see link below). Taken from this album comes a track called, “Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations)” which, from the minute it starts, has a discernible hip hop feel to it with its funky slow-pace beat. I love it when gems like these are unearthed by albums such as these and if you are enjoying today’s song just as much as me and want to discover much, much more, I recommend that you read the full story behind this compilation here. Listen above.
Pre-order your copy of “Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa” from here.
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