Jiim Sheikh Mumin is dead, a renowned Somali melodist – Obituary

Jiim Sheikh Mumin, a renowned Somali melodist and one of the best country’s lute players has passed away at the age of 81, in Mogadishu, on Wednesday.

Jiim Sheikh Mumin, one of the greatest Somali musicians of all time, has passed away in Mogadishu today. He was in fact one of the few composers who shaped the contemporary Somali music. He started playing Oud in 1963. Here’s an audio clip of him playing his famous Kaban. RIP

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