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Launch Of Somali Week Festival 2017: Home and Displacement.


Address96 Euston Road
CityLondon
AtThe British Library
CountyLondon (GB085)
Date20/10/2017
Hours18:00
CategoriaEvents
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96 Euston Road
London
The British Library
London (GB085)
Tel 2017-10-20
Categoria Events

Home and Displacement are both equally important topics for the Somali community and this year’s festival opens up with a discussion about the themes by Bashir Goth and Dr. Idil Osman. Bashir Goth is a poet, journalist, translator, and the author of multiple political, religious and cultural articles who advocates for community development. Dr.Idil Osman, a senior teaching fellow at SOAS University of London who is an expert on diasporic media. Together they will explore the notion of home from the perspectives of the Somali people and the displacement experiences of the community as a whole. The evening will conclude with songs responding to the themes by Hodan Abdirahman, a well loved and cherished young Somali musician who is based in the United States and Maryan Mursal who is also a celebrated Somali musician.

Maryan Mursal legendary music is known to promote love among the Somalis, unite and encourage them to aim higher and work towards better Somalia.


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