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Soo Noolaynta Dhaqanka Soomaaliyeed (Revival Of The Somali Culture)

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Saturday, February 3 2018
8:00 PM
Sponsored by

Members of the Greater Portland Somali community and SPACE Gallery co-present a benefit concert for the Somali-Mainers Youth Alliance. The concert is a celebration of Somali culture through music, dance, poetry, and fashion, presented and performed by Maine residents.

Performances will include spoken word; Buraanbur (a traditional Somali poetic form); Dhaanto (a traditional genre of music and folk dance); storytelling; a fashion show; a slideshow of Somali art; Henna; and more. Members of arts collective Kesho Wazo will perform, and several Maine jazz musicians will collaborate with various event performers.

There will also be food available, cooked by elders from the local Somali community. 

Performers to include…
Mano AliFatima AliMaryan MohamedMaria MohamedDeeqa DahirDeeqa Dhalac(spoken word & poetry)
Yahya HusseinAbdullahi MohamedAbdirahman SulubMahad (skit)
Abdi IftinAbdirashid Dahir (storytelling)
Somali-Mainers Network youth with Zehra Abukar (fashion show + Dhaanto)
Kesho Wazo members, Zaya Universe and Wazo Daveed
Jazz quartet ft. Ryan BlotnickDanny Fisher-LochheadWill MasonTracy McMullen, and spoken word performers 

THIS SATURDAY! Waking Windows Portland is in Metamorphosis. Join us for 10 bands & performances, 15 authors, 1 big record fair, family art activities, and more across 6 Congress St. venues.