Youth artists risk everything for music and peace in Mogadishu

Al-Shabab attacks have long left Somalia's youth trapped indoors in a claustrophobic boredom, but a rare music concert is bringing some relief and is a sign that things may be changing.

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    Years of conflict between Somalia's government and the armed group al-Shabab have left a generation of young people living behind closed doors.

    Religious conservatism has also held many young men and women back from going out together.

    But change is in the air.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from the capital, Mogadishu.


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