From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Birth name||Cabdi Deeqsi Warfaa|
|Occupation(s)||Poet, singer, songwriter , port driver and musical innovator|
Abdi Sinimo (Somali: Cabdi Siniimoo, Arabic: سنيمو) (born 1920s, died early 1960's), is a Somali singer, songwriter, poet and musical innovator. He is noted for having established the balwo genre of Somali music.
Sinimo was born in the 1920s in Jaarahorato, an historical village situated 25 miles (40 km) north-east of the present Borama, Somalia. He hailed from the Gadabuursi clan. He was the fourth son in a family of 18 children, consisting of nine boys and nine girls. Even though born in Borama district at that time, he spent most of his life in Djibouti working for the Djibouti Port Authority as a driver of a transshipment truck from Djibouti city to Addis Ababa, via Dire Dawa.
The first band Sinimo created was in Borama during 1944 when he retired from driving and went into music full-time.it was called Balwo. Members of his band were:
- Abdi Deqsi Warfa (Abdi Sinimo)
- Kobali Ashad
- Hussen Are Mead
- Hashi Warsame
- Khadija Eye Dharar (Khadija Balwo)
- Nuriya Atiq
- Abdullahi, Mohamed Diriye (2001). Culture and customs of Somalia. Greenwood. ISBN 978-0-313-31333-2.
- Johnson, John William (1996). Heelloy: modern poetry and songs of the Somali. Indiana University Press. ISBN 1-874209-81-2.
|This Somalian biographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article on an African singer is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|