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Maryam Mursal

26 October 2006

Composer and vocalist (Somalia)   Maryam Mursal (born 1950) is a famous musician and singer from Somalia, residing in exile in Denmark. In this interview which was recorded after her performance at a festival in the town Haderslev in Denmark in July 2006, she explains that music is not forbidden …

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Somalia: Security forces arrest musician

11 July 2016

Security forces in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, arrested musician Farhan Hidig (Farxaan Xidig) in late June 2016 due to him visiting Mogadishu and remains in custody, according to Freemuse sources. According to local media sources the musician was arrested in connection to his political activity. Somaliland authorities have not commented …

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Somalia: Regional court orders four singers released from custody

1 October 2015

Somaliland Informer reported on 30 September 2015 that a Hargeisa regional court has ordered the release of the four detained Horn Star singers who were arrested as they four days earlier had returned from a tour to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Court chairman Hon. Ahmed Dalmar Ismail has issued a formal …

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Somalia: Four musicians reportedly arrested

29 September 2015

Four musicians from the Hargeisa-based Horn Stars band were arrested upon their arrival at Egal airport in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, reported BBC Somali along with several Somali news websites. The musicians were returning home after a tour with performances in Nairobi and Mogadishu. It is currently not clear …

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Somalia: Musician released after one day in detention

4 August 2015

On 2 August 2015, SLInformer reported that Police in Hargeisa, Somaliland, had arrested the popular musician Nimcaan Hilaac shortly after he returned home from a journey to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. On 3 August, only a few hours after Freemuse and local websites published the news about his arrest, …

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