somalia

Somali Love Songs: A Hip Deep Introduction

Wellesley College Historian Lidwien Kapteijns is the lead advisor on Afropop&#8217;s Hip Deep program &#8220;Reconstructing Somalia, Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation.&#8221; Here she introduces the program with a tour of her office, introducing artists, recordings, books and ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17698/somali-love-songs-a-hip-deep-introduction/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Web-Exclusive Podcast: More Songs of Love and War from Somalia

Banning Eyre presents songs and stories from Somalia&#8217;s fertile independence era, and up to the present. This podcast is a supplement to Afropop&#8217;s Hip Deep program &#8220;Reconstructiong Somalia, Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation.&#8221; Somali scholar and former ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17686/web-exclusive-podcast-reconstructing-somalia/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Reconstructing Somalia: Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation

This program offers a rare musical portrait of Somalia’s formative, pre-civil war years (1960-90). In a rising mood of patriotism and hope, Somalis sought to forge a culturally authentic, but also modern, national identity. Poetry, theatrical plays, and gorgeous, lyrical ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17636/reconstructing-somalia-love-songs-at-the-birth-of-a-nation/"> Read more &#187;</a>

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The urban guerrilla comes of age

Cities are centers of culture, but they're also increasingly home turf for militant warfare. That's what counter-insurgency guru David Kilcullen argues in his new book Out of the Mountains: The Coming of Age of the Urban Guerrilla.

Reconstructing Somalia: Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation

This program offers a rare musical portrait of Somalia’s formative, pre-civil war years (1960-90). In a rising mood of patriotism and hope, Somalis sought to forge a culturally authentic, but also modern, national identity. Poetry, theatrical plays, and gorgeous, lyrical ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17636/reconstructing-somalia-love-songs-at-the-birth-of-a-nation/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Web-Exclusive Podcast: More Songs of Love and War from Somalia

Banning Eyre presents songs and stories from Somalia&#8217;s fertile independence era, and up to the present. This podcast is a supplement to Afropop&#8217;s Hip Deep program &#8220;Reconstructiong Somalia, Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation.&#8221; Somali scholar and former ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17686/web-exclusive-podcast-reconstructing-somalia/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Somali Love Songs: A Hip Deep Introduction

Wellesley College Historian Lidwien Kapteijns is the lead advisor on Afropop&#8217;s Hip Deep program &#8220;Reconstructing Somalia, Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation.&#8221; Here she introduces the program with a tour of her office, introducing artists, recordings, books and ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17698/somali-love-songs-a-hip-deep-introduction/"> Read more &#187;</a>