Music of SomaliaSomalia
has the distinction of being one of only a handful of African
countries that are composed almost entirely of one ethnic group, the Somalis. Traditional bands like Waaberi have gained a small following outside the country, and others, like Maryam Mursal, haved fused Somali traditional music with rock
, bossa nova
and, especially, jazz
, influences. Native instruments include the batar drum.