A big release on Ostinato Records, the label gain access to the Archives of Radiodiffusion-Télévision de Djibouti (RTD) and released this fantastic anthology of 4 Mars, a 40-member Somali supergroup. The tracks are compiled from master tapes and reels, all recordings were done in RTD’s studios and during live performances at the national theater between 1977 and 1994. Well recommended.
A1. Natesha (Compassion) / A2. Hobalayeey Nabadu! (Hello Peace!) / A3. Dhulka Hooyo (Motherland) / B1. Tamarta (Power) / B2. Daroor (The Rain Didn't Come) / B3. Bulsha Yahay Haddadau / B4. Baxsanow Ismaacil / C1. Lama Rabeen Karo (It Cannot Be Desired) / C2. Tilman Baa Lagu Socdaa (Follow the Rules) / C3. Inkaar Waalid (The Elders' Curse) / D1. Abaal (Gratitude) / D2. Gabadha Soo Galbiya (Song to escort newlyweds) / D3. Maalkii Runta Ahaa Anigaa Ka Rooree (I Turned Away a True Treasure)