Mohamed Mooge Liibaan

Mohammed Mooge Liibaan (Somali: Maxamed Mooge Liibaan, Arabic: محمد موجي ليبان) (1945-1984) was a prominent Somali instrumentalist, vocalist, poet, politician and activist.

Mohamed Mooge Liibaan
محمد موجي ليبان
Birth nameMaxamed Mooge Liibaan
Born1945 Hargeisa, British Somaliland (now Somaliland)
OriginHargeisa, British Somaliland (now Somaliland)
DiedJune 1984 Dusmo, Near Aware District Somali region
GenresSomali music
Occupation(s)Musician, Teacher and Activist
Instrument(s)Oud, vocals
Years active1960s–1984
WebsiteMaxamed-mooge.com (in Somali)

HistoryEdit

Mooge was born in Hargeisa, British Somaliland and hails from the Eidagale subdivision of Garhajis of the larger Isaaq Somali clan. Him and his brother Ahmed Mooge Liibaan starting singing and composing Somali literature at a young age. Him and his brother were members of the Waaberi musical ensemble which was single handedly the most popular music group at the time but before starting his music career he worked as a school teacher. Mooge is regarded by many Somalis to be one of the greatest Somali musicians to have ever lived. He was very popular especially for his abilities on the oud, an instrument he would come to be associated with.

MusicEdit

Popular songs by Mooge include:

  • Aamiinta kula idhi
  • Allahayow nin daacad ah
  • Adduunyoow
  • Adigiyo jacaylkana
  • Baxsanow Hadraawow
  • Ciilka Dadweynaha
  • Dadka hayska weyneyn
  • Dalxiis
  • Dhayyal looma heesee
  • Dhulkii hooyo
  • Doonidii Jacaylka
  • Galbis
  • Guga
  • Habluhu kala wanaagsan
  • Hami Iyo Jacayl
  • Haween U Samir
  • Idil
  • Ifka
  • Jirab
  • La Jiifiyaana
  • Maxaa Iga Galay Nin Geel Badan
  • Maxamed
  • Mudantii haweenkaa
  • Nabsiga Hiisha
  • Nafta Ku Ogolaatay
  • Oogada Jirkeygiyo
  • Saxarla
  • Saylaha
  • Shacbaan
  • Waa Oday Kasheekee
  • Walaac
  • Waayeel Dadow
  • Xeebtaa Jabuuti
  • Xilo Jano
  • Sabab Kale Ha Moodine

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