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Gargar



Biography

Gargar is a group from Garissa in northeastern Kenya, made up of women of Somali origin. Gargar is the Somali word for joining together, which is the purpose of the larger group to which they belong. Their goal is to preserve traditional culture and empower women through music. Their song, “AIDS Wadila” (AIDS Kills), has brought AIDS awareness to communities throughout Kenya. Here at the Festival the group is made up of Luli Bashir, Anab Gure, and Amina Bashir.

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/27/2014: Gargar: Dunes & Tunes: Music from the Sands of Garissa

The all-female group from Kenya seeks to preserve traditional culture and empower women through music. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

  Gargar