The Somaliland Cassette Project

I met so many incredible people in Somaliland, the youngest of whom and someone I hope to work with a lot is

  • this project is done by the


and is the brainchild of


Hafsa described how in these songs and poems beauty and various characteristics are given in relation to the environment - so ‘they are like x rainy season’ or the person is sour/bitter like aloe vera.

Cassette projects are popping up all over the place and are especially…

interesting, I suspect, in places where literacy wasn’t high historically as that was how folks had to communicate. I remember them even from my own childhood where that’s how our aunts would communicate.