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Abdallah Abdoulkader Abass (commonly known as Abdallah Lee), (August 7, 1963 – September 18, 2007) was a well-known Djiboutian songwriter, composer and singer. He remains among the most famous Afar language-singers in Djibouti.
|Birth name||Abdallah Abdoulkader Abass|
|Born||7 August 1963|
|Died||18 September 2007|
Abdallah was born on 7 August 1963 in Djibouti City, Quartier 3 at the maternity ward of the former Paul-Faure hospital. He is the son of Abdoulkader Abass Bourhan Aboubaker and great-grandson of Aboubaker Ibrahim, governor of Zeila (Somalia) under Turkish sovereignty at the end of the 19th century, and Kadidja Said Abdallah Baabad.
He lived with his family, first in Quartier 3, then in Quartier 1, and finally in the city of Arhiba. He passed his undergraduate examinations and was planning on pursuing a technical master's degree, but then abandoned his studies and took a job as a storekeeper in Obock, where his mother's family lived. It was then that he began playing music with Osman Adoyta, Moussa Aden, Bourhan Daoud, Ahmed Abdallah, Ahmed Ibrahim, Mohamed Aden. He began gaining a following as early as 1979.
Between 1980 and 1990, like the group Dinkâra, he practiced an "Afro-rock with nomadic colors", and also became involved in the civil war. While singing mainly in Afar, he also interprets Somali songs. Abdallah Lee has toured in France, Ethiopia, Belgium and Sweden. He participated in various Djiboutian groups during his career and at the Fest'Horn festival.