Video: Singing along with Nimco Yasin

London-based Somali singer Nimco Yasin’s passion is teaching. Each summer, she works with young people in Jigjiga, the Somali region of Ethiopia, to mentor them in traditional song, dance, and performance.

During her residency at The Cedar, she took her turn at mentoring local Somali artists and students from Augsburg College. From learning how to pronounce the Somali song lyrics to adding instrumentation and synchronized dance moves, check out this behind-the-scenes video of what went into preparing the group for the finale performance!