Playing the oud | Mohamed Kabanale | TEDxMogadishu




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Published on Nov 25, 2014

Born in Mogadishu, Mohamed began his career in music as a singer. He would often visit his uncle, a guitar player, and sing alongside. Through these sessions, he grew a desire to play the guitar and one day found a broken instrument on the side of the road. Mohamed glued the guitar back together and found strings. During the worst of the conflict years, he left to Kenya and learned to play the oud from exiled Somali artists.

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