Magool born Halima Khaliif Omar, was a Somali singer.
In the 1970s, Magool sang famous patriotic songs while Somalia was at war with Ethiopia over the Ogaden. By the late 1970s, while she still interpreted love tunes, Magool also began singing Islamic songs that criticized Somalia’s then ruling military government. A self-imposed exile followed, which would last until 1987. Her concert of that year marking her return to the nation’s capital, titled “Mogadishu and Magool”, is to date the most successful concert in Somali history, with more than 15,000 people reportedly turning out in the city’s stadium.
Magool’s unique performances, ability to memorize entire albums’ worth of material in a matter of hours, and her deep, emotive voice would eventually earn her the title of Hoyadii Fanka, or “Mother of Artistry.”
"My Handy Man Ain’t Handy No More" - Alberta Hunter (from her 1978 album, Amtrak Blues)
So fucking rad
whoa! DAS EFX mixed with a Missy style. Sick!
How can you sleep on her?! She’s so fucking talented. Missy how come she’s not out there yet?!
this is sick
reblogging again because yall need to hear this
yo that was so fucking hot i’m so mad i haven’t seen this until now and need more of this in my life
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The Thermals - KEXP Concert (2013)
Marissa Nadler - ‘Half As Much’