Somali peace and de-radicalization activist Hadith Bani-Adam shares his relationship with Somali traditional music and his mission to promote inclusivity, understanding and positive life choices in his community. He discusses the role Somali traditional music plays in his own original songs, his style of Oud playing and some similarities between the music of Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia and the music of Western Europe.
Hadith's Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/hadith-bani-adam
Some of the other Somali musicians Hadith mentions:
Omar Dhuule (traditional): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WokYrdTr2nU
Aar Maanta (contemporary): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vUyWJjnEBI