Courageous refugee from the torments of Somalia. This album recounts the journey from the baleful world from which she escaped with her five children. Canorous layers of luminous sound from a large ensemble of rock instruments, traditional percussion, string orchestra, many vocalists supporting the ancient quartertone inflections of her amazing voice.
Maryam Mursal, The Journey, Real Word Records/Caroline Records, CAR 2370-2 (1998). Graphic Design – Tristan Manco; Art Direction – Michael Coulson; Photography – Marcelo Benfield, Soren Kjaer Jensen.