Mohamed Nuur Giriig

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Mohamed Nuur Giriig
محمد نور غيريغ
Birth nameMaxamed Nuur Giriig
Born1935
Berbera, Somalia
OriginSomali
Died2002
Hargeisa, Somalia
GenresSomali music
Instrumentsvocals
Years active1960s-1990s

Mohamed Nuur Giriig (Somali: Maxamed Nuur Giriig, Arabic: محمد نور غيريغ‎) (1935–2002) was a Somali singer, specializing in traditional Somali music.

Biography[edit]

Giriig was born in 1935 in Berbera, Somalia to a Warsangali Darod family, originally from Las Khorey on the Maakhir Coast.

In 1954, he was among a group of auditioners, from which he was selected to join a troupe of Oud singers. Giriig's musical career began after that, which was marked by a number of hit songs. Most of the latter were recorded during the Somali music scene's Golden Age in the 1960s.

Giriig died in Hargeisa on January 17, 2002.

Discography[edit]

Some of Giriig's all-time classic songs include:

  • Timahaaga Dheeree
  • Suleikha
  • Dayaha I Dhibay Halay
  • Maahee Khadraay
  • Boodhari Sidiisii
  • Wacad
  • Gamaayeey
  • Soomar

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