Sahra Halgan

Fri Sep 13 2024

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Greenleaf Road Baptist Church

4 Greenleaf Road Walthamstow London E17 6QQ

£16.50 - £22.00

All Ages

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Sahra Halgan is an iconic artist from Somaliland, formerly a British protectorate in the Horn of Africa, and an independent country since 1991, although unrecognised by the international community. In the 1980s, during the war in reaction to the terrible repression of Siad Barré, the dictator of neighbouring Somalia, she earns her nickname "Halgan", the fighter, and her songs win the hearts of an entire people forever. An improvised nurse at the front, defying tribal and family conventions, she sings to heal the wounded and encourage the fighters.

But the fratricidal fighting that marks the end of the war forces her into exile, and it is France that grants her political asylum. What follows is a life familiar to millions of uprooted people in Europe: discreet integration from below, raising a family, hard work... 20 hard years that take her away from music.

At the beginning of the 2010s in Lyon, with Aymeric Krol on percussion (BKO from MALI) and Maël Salètes on electric guitar (Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, L'étrangleuse), she starts the Sahra Halgan Trio which generates a small but steady following among European audiences and the diaspora, who have never forgotten her. The trio invents a minimalist form with a raw sound that they develop over two albums, carried by Sahra's unique voice and her tireless political commitment to the recognition of her country. From tiny venues to prestigious festivals on three continents, the originality of the group's music is confirmed at the Transmusicales de Rennes in 2019.

Since 2013, Sahra Halgan has returned to her hometown of Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, to fulfil a long-held dream to help re-found her country: the creation of a place dedicated to live music and poetry, 'Hiddo Dhawr' ('Preserve Culture'). This is the name the band has chosen for their new album.

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Music Halls Presents

Sahra Halgan

Fri Sep 13 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Greenleaf Road Baptist Church London
Sahra Halgan

£16.50 - £22.00 All Ages

Sahra Halgan is an iconic artist from Somaliland, formerly a British protectorate in the Horn of Africa, and an independent country since 1991, although unrecognised by the international community. In the 1980s, during the war in reaction to the terrible repression of Siad Barré, the dictator of neighbouring Somalia, she earns her nickname "Halgan", the fighter, and her songs win the hearts of an entire people forever. An improvised nurse at the front, defying tribal and family conventions, she sings to heal the wounded and encourage the fighters.

But the fratricidal fighting that marks the end of the war forces her into exile, and it is France that grants her political asylum. What follows is a life familiar to millions of uprooted people in Europe: discreet integration from below, raising a family, hard work... 20 hard years that take her away from music.

At the beginning of the 2010s in Lyon, with Aymeric Krol on percussion (BKO from MALI) and Maël Salètes on electric guitar (Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, L'étrangleuse), she starts the Sahra Halgan Trio which generates a small but steady following among European audiences and the diaspora, who have never forgotten her. The trio invents a minimalist form with a raw sound that they develop over two albums, carried by Sahra's unique voice and her tireless political commitment to the recognition of her country. From tiny venues to prestigious festivals on three continents, the originality of the group's music is confirmed at the Transmusicales de Rennes in 2019.

Since 2013, Sahra Halgan has returned to her hometown of Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, to fulfil a long-held dream to help re-found her country: the creation of a place dedicated to live music and poetry, 'Hiddo Dhawr' ('Preserve Culture'). This is the name the band has chosen for their new album.

Sahra Halgan

Sahra Halgan

Worldbeat

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limit 10 per person
GA
Early Bird
£16.50 (£15.00 + £1.50 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
General
£22.00 (£20.00 + £2.00 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets
Box Office Collection

Terms & Conditions

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com