Vik Sohonie

Vik Sohonie

Vik Sohonie is the founder of Ostinato Records, a record label that reveals the untold stories of Africa's past through music. He has worked with the cultures of the Cape Verde Islands, Haiti, Somalia, Djibouti, and Sudan.

Sudan

'There was music on every corner of every street in Khartoum'

The 1970s and 1980s were thrumming as President Nimeiry coddled artists but times changed when his power was threatened.

'There was music on every corner of every street in Khartoum'

Arts & Culture

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived 'Africa's Dresden' is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship.

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s