AR-Safe Haven Berlin Resident – LIL BALIIL


Participation in AR PAVILION HELSINKI – MASS MEMORY MACHINES

Lil Baliil

Salad Ali, aka Lil Baliil is a Somali musician, songwriter and performer from Nairobi, Kenya. He is a leading artist in East Africa, and a key figure in the genre of Somali Afro Pop.

Lil Baliil strives to empower and inspire Somali youth through his music by “bringing Somali music to the world”. His songs Molo Molo, Cub Cir, Wakere and Masha Allah each have over a million views on YouTube. Magix Enga, Produza Paulo, Petra Music, KaashKeed, SoFresh and King CK are just some of the internationally renowned artists and producers he has collaborated with.

After his music went viral Lil Baliil became a target of various militant groups in East Africa and he was forced to go into hiding.

Song: Cub Cir, Lil Baliil, 2019

Lil Baliil is an Artists-at-Risk (AR) Resident at AR-Safe Haven Berlin, co-hosted by PM and ufaFabrik and curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM). This residency is generously funded by a German funding body.

The AR Secretariat, which administrates the wider AR-Network, is generously funded by Koneen Säätiö – Kone Foundation.

Further Links:

Wakere – Lil Baliil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hSfDWwWxWM
Molo Molo – Lil Baliil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6YQZSpAlAI
Facebook: facebook.com/LilBaliilOfficialFanPage/
Instagram: instagram.com/lilbaliilofficial

 

 

 

 

Lil Baliil

Salad Ali, aka Lil Baliil is a Somali born musician, songwriter and performer based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a leading artist in the East African music industry, having established the genre of Somali Afro Pop.

Lil Baliil strives to empower and inspire Somali youth through his music by bringing “Somali music to the world.” His songs Molo Molo, Cub Cir, Wakere and Masha Allah each have over a million views on youtube. Magix Enga, Produza Paulo, Petra Music, KaashKeed, SoFresh and King CK are just some of the internationally renowned artists and producers he has collaborated with.

Lil Baliil in the music video for the song Koko, a collaboration with King CK

After his music went viral Lil Baliil became a target of various militant groups in East Africa and he was forced to go into hiding.

Song: Cub Cir, Lil Baliil, 2019

Lil Baliil is an Artists-at-Risk (AR) Resident co-hosted by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) and ufaFabrik at AR-Safe Haven Berlin.

Artists at Risk’s AR–Safe Haven Berlin is part of the AR-Network curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM). This residency is generously funded by the Martin Roth-Initiative.

The AR Secretariat is generously funded by Koneen Säätiö – Kone Foundation.

Further Links:

Wakere – Lil Baliil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hSfDWwWxWM

Molo Molo – Lil Baliil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6YQZSpAlAI

Facebook: facebook.com/LilBaliilOfficialFanPage/

Instagram: instagram.com/lilbaliilofficial

 

 

 

 

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