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  • Cat NumberOSTLP003
  • Date2019-05-13 00:00:00
  • Vinyl Condition
  • Sleeve Condition
  • Format7
  • Price £28.49

Back in.. This is a great comp, now through USA so price rise unfortunately....... Somaili Music comp with a great story...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.. a few brave radio operators and dedicated vanguards of Somali culture preserved thousands of cassette tapes and master reels by dispersing them to neighbouring countries and buriing deep underground to withstand the most powerful airstrikes. These were excavated and recalled only very recently, Ostinato Records have painstakingly put together this comp, inc a worldwide search to track down the musicians, songwriters, composers, former government officials, and quirky personalities that coloured Somali music life... revealed in a 15,000-word liner note booklet Clips for 1st 5 tracks only of 16 track LP.