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"Somali Freedom Song" by Hasan Gure at 1997 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Hasan Gure is a musician, social worker, community scholar, and Somali immigrant dedicated to preserving Somali culture and traditions in the USA. Here, he performs a Somali freedom song celebrating Somali independence proclaimed from Britain and Italy on June 26, 1960. He plays the oud and is accompanied by Ghanaian immigrants Kwame Ansah Brew and Kofi Emmanuel Dennis on percussion.

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