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Hees

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hees (pl. heeso), or ‘song,’ refers broadly to a genre of Somali oral poetry that is sung by both men and women to unique melodies with instrumental accompaniment. The term ‘hees’ may also be applied to songs that accompany dances (heeso...

Somalia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 9,557,000 (2002) Somalia is a semi-desert country located in the eastern part of the Horn of Africa, occupying a land area of 245,000 sq miles (627,340 sq km). The mountainous north descends to the Gulf...