Waayaha Cusub

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Waayaha Cusub
Falis Abdi, lead vocalist for Waayaha Cusub.
Background information
Origin Somalia
Genres Somali music
Years active 2004–present

Waayaha Cusub ("The New Era") is a Somali musical collective. It is led by singer Falis Abdi. In 2013, the ensemble organized the Reconciliation Music Festival in Mogadishu, the first international music festival to be held in Somalia's capital since the start of the civil war in the early 1990s.[1][2]

In October 2014, Abdi and her band applied for asylum in the Netherlands, where they had been performing a show in Amsterdam, after officials in Kenya revoked their immigration cards.[3] Abdi was born in 1989

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  1. ^ "Mogadishu music festival helps city move past sounds of war". Fédération internationale des coalitions pour la diversité culturelle. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Somali Webchat Series". IIP CO.NX. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Somalia's Falis Abdi Mohamud in Netherlands asylum bid". BBC News. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.