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Garissa Express

Garissa Express

Gargar is a quartet from Garissa, North Eastern Kenya, made up of women of Somali origin. The group’s name is derived from the Somali word ‘Gargar’ which means ‘joining together’. The group members consist of; Luli Bashir Muge, Anab Gure Ibrtahi, Amina Basher Elmoge and Asha Ibrahim Yussuf.

Gargar quartet is part of the larger women’s empowerment group called Bismillahi Gargar which means ‘joining together in the name of God’. They formed in 2003 with the purpose of reminding people of their traditional culture through song, and empowering the women through other self help projects that they undertake, like weaving.

Besides performing on national holidays, at weddings, harvests and other festivities, the women also run a self-help group weaving mats and ropes.

Garisa Express is their debut CD, following the success of their song ‘Aids Wadila’ (Aids Kills). Aids Wadila is an Aids awareness song and was first featured in the compilation CD titled ‘Spotlight on Kenyan Music Vol. 4 which is available on KenTunes under the compilation section.

Track List Buy Album
  Name Time Preview
AIDS Wadila 6:01
Danto 4:08
Heri May 6:06
Checlia 3:52
Halele 3:29
Alanka 4:59
Kaa Layo Imaatha 5:31
Deshayaga 3:23
Shebley 3:30
Sar 4:46
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