Somali Night Fever | Lush Film Fund
In the 1970s and 80s in Mogadishu, the airwaves were filled with Somali funk, disco, soul, and reggae. Every night, musicians rocking Afros and bell-bottom trousers would perform at the city's trendiest nightclubs. It was the height of Somalia's Golden Era of music. But it was short-lived: the country descended into a brutal civil war, musicians fled to all corners of the world and the vibrant music scene came to an end. Habib and Abdulkadir, two former bandmates and best friends, never saw each other after the war, and neither knew if the other was alive. But both kept playing. Somali Night Fever is a film about the people keeping Somali music alive and tells the story of two best friends separated by war but united by music.