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Dhaalu Raa

Asasi Records


Ahmed Nasheed was born on the 3rd of January 1966, the sixth child in a family of ten. A well-established and successful musician in the Maldives, Ahmed is best known for his achievement with 'Zero Degree Atoll', one of the most popular bands in the history of Maldives. Their groundbreaking ...

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World Music/Traditional | World Music/Contemporary


Garrett Baker

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  • 03/11/201403/11/2014

Pearls From the Indian Ocean: Ahmed Sings the Maldives on Dhaalu Raa

The Maldives. No more than a tiny scattering of islands tossed down in the Indian Ocean. A place for a honeymoon or the vacation of a lifetime, where the waves are warm and the sun warm the bones. But it hasn’t been a hotbed of music. At least, until now. But Ahmed Nasheed is set to put the Maldives on the musical map with his solo debut, Dhaalu Raa (released March 11th, 2014 on Asasi Records).

The log drums that give the islands their heartbeat provide the rhythms, from the lulling...

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