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Sahra Halgan

Sahra Halgan

13 October 2024

Sahra Halgan is an artist from Somaliland, a country in the Horn of Africa that has been independent since 1991, but as yet unrecognised by the international community.

A self taught nurse, she earned the name 'Halgan' – The Fighter – in the 1980s when she was involved in the terrible war against the dictatorship. This afforded her admiration – but it is her music that has made her an icon. Uplifting yet reverent, it is music filled with soul and courage and love. Her music encapsulates the hope and strength of her community and has become deeply embedded in the heart of Somaliland.

Exiled to France, she started her group in Lyon with Aymeric Krol, Maël Salètes and Régis Monte. This ensemble gave the principles behind the music embodiment, allowing it to move people through their bodies - in other words it's music to dance to, with nods to afrobeat, tuareg and ethio-jazz. Her third album is the fruit of a search to elevate this important voice, expand its sonic landscape and share it with a wider audience. It's called ‘Hiddo Dhawr’ (‘Preserve Culture’), which is also the name of the cultural centre that Sahra founded in 2013 in Hargeisa.


Start time: 7.45pm

Running time: 90 minutes

Age: All ages. Please note, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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