Somali religious leaders warn against Kin Jama’s concert in Mogadishu

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

The Somali Clerical and Religious Association has warned against Music concert scheduled to be performed by Kin Jama on the 20th of this month in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The chairman of the Association, Sheik Bashir Salad has described the show as a threat to religious order and the moral of the Somali community.

Kin Jama is a popular Somali songstress. Her hit single “Gaaro Jaceylka” has garnered over 3 million views. Her mix of Western and Somali style has gained her a fanbase that stretches out as far as the Somali diaspora.

Salad called on the youth not to attend the performances which he called dangerous to religion and Somali society.

“I call upon the public, especially young people not to attend and spend their money on that show which could lead to sin against God,” he warned.

The cleric also chastised some government officials for leading and organizing the event in Mogadishu.

It was not immediately clear whether the show will still go on.

The organizers of the concert have neither commented on the remarks of Sheikh Salad.

Source: hol