Khadija Qalanjo

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Khadija Qalanjo
Native name خديجة قالانجو
Born Somalia
Genres Somali music
Occupation(s) singer, dancer
Instruments vocals
Years active 1970s-1980s

Khadija Qalanjo (Somali: Khadiija Qalanjo, Arabic: خديجة قالانجو‎‎) was a popular Somali singer and folklore dancer in the 1970s and 1980s.[1]

Biography[edit]

Qalanjo was born in Somalia.

She was the first Miss Somalia.

Qalanjo's onstage performances often featured seductive hip-swaying and elaborate hand-gesturing. Her songs usually dealt with the pangs and joys of love unrequited, lost and regained.

Music[edit]

Popular songs by Qalanjo include[2]:

  • Caashaqa Sal iyo Baar
  • Ragga iyo Haweenkuba
  • Deesha
  • Sharaf
  • Hooyo
  • Soohor Caashaqa – duet with Hasan Adan Samatar
  • Diriyam – in 2016 a cover was made by the Ethiopian Jano Band.

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