Somali musicians performed for the first time in twenty years on the Mogadishu's National Theatre.
Wednesday, March 28 2012
Somalia National Theatre. A few days ago, Somali musicians performed for the first time in twenty years on the roofless stage of the Mogadishu's National Theatre. The news comes involved in hopes that security has experienced considerable improvement in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa country. Hostilities in Somalia started when the warlords toppled dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991, leaving militants and tribal leaders fighting for power.
Under pressure from African Unity and Somali troops, al Qaeda-linked militants withdrew from Mogadishu in August and since then the city has recovered some peace, although sporadic attacks are still taken place.
Despite periodic violence, hundreds of Somali residents and the Somali authorities worn their best outfits and attended the performance at the National Theatre to enjoy an evening of music while Abdullahi Iman, a former actor who flew from Somalia 13 years ago, played the role of master of ceremony.