The story of Somalia’s legendary Dur-Dur Band is one of regrouping and resilience. In the 80s, their vibrant Somali funk music embedded the nightlife of the capital of Mogadishu. Since dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was banished in 1991, the city’s cosmopolitan prosperity became fractured by religious militias and suicide bombers. Now scattered throughout East Africa and Europe, the spirit and legacy of the original Dur-Dur Band remains omnipresent within the eight-piece Dur-Dur Band International.
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