Mogadishu's Finest: The Al​-​Uruba Sessions cover

Mogadishu's Finest: The Al​-​Uruba Sessions


Along with Dur Dur Band, Iftin were the Golden Era’s biggest group and were known for their raucous gigs that attracted large crowds of locals and tourists at the iconic Al​-​Uruba hotel. Originally founded by the Ministry of Education in the 1970s during Siad Barre’s regime, which focused on rebuilding Somali culture after independence, Iftin later became a private band, and their music was a powerful blend of Southern Somali Banaadiri rhythms and reggae-like Dhaanto electrified by smoldering bass riffs, psychedelic moog lines, and vigorous brass.

Megan Iacobini de Fazio

Spiritual Conection cover

Spiritual Conection

Aura (Aspiritual Emanation)
Ethnophony cover


Fredy Massamba
Ebo Taylor cover

Ebo Taylor

Ebo Taylor
At the Studio cover

At the Studio

Zonke Family
Na Zala Zala cover

Na Zala Zala

The Congo Techno Ensemble, Rey Sapienz
Susuma cover


Jembaa Groove
Lo Sport cover

Lo Sport

Daniela Casa, Gianpiero Ricci, Remigio Ducros