Qalbiga (feat. Jihaan Jalaqsan)

Aar Maanta

Qalbiga (feat. Jihaan Jalaqsan)
Performed By Aar Maanta
Album UPC 888174565989
CD Baby Track ID TR0000239333
Label Aar Maanta
Released 2014-02-28
BPM 108
Rated 0
ISRC uscgh1481765
Year 2014
Spotify Plays 9,912
Writer Aar Maanta
Pub Co Aar Maanta
Composer Aar Maanta
ClearanceTraditional SyncOne Stop
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country UK - England - London


Traditional Somali music, including the classical Oud centered Qaraami style blended with eclectic mix of styles from the West. Mixed poetic lyrics that cover range of issues of interest to Diaspora Somali people.


Aar Maanta To Release Somali Songs From The Diaspora

London-based singer, songwriter Aar Maanta, is soon to release a new EP titled 'Somali Songs From The Diaspora'. Having just wrapped up a UK tour, being the first Somali Musical Act to do so. The 6 track EP will feature live recordings from Aar's historic tour, new songs and remixes from his 2009 debut album Hiddo & Dhaqan.

After receiving great recognition following the release of Hiddo & Dhaqan. acknowledged the artist as the "Somali Culture Shaper in London." Aar Mantas' songs gives a deep expression relating to the Somali diaspora. The protest song "Deeqa" named after a Somali Airlines. Highlights the injustice Somali people receive at airports as a consequence of the "War on Terror". With critically acclaimed Jazz musician Maciek Pysz on guitar, an acoustic version of this song is also featured in the new EP.

Commenting on the release of his new EP, Aar Maanta said, " Since the release of Hiddo & Dhaqan it has been a intriguing, and exceptional journey. My most memorable being my recent UK and Horn of Africa tours. Which gave me the chance to connect to my audiences and their preferences on the album. With this realisation, I have created new sound. This EP is a taster of what is to come in the near future."

Somali Songs From The Diaspora will be on general release on Friday, 28th February 2013. Also available on CD from CD Baby and digital. Apple iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and most other online music stores.

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