|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||The Journey||8||Audio||1998||Caroline Records|
Maryam Mursal's story is one of strength and determination. In 1991, having spent seven months walking across the Horn of Africa with her five children to flee the civil war in her home country of Somalia, Maryam finally found refuge in Denmark. In happier times she had been the voice of Somalia, singing a remarkable hybrid sound of African and Arabic influences combined with western pop styles, known as "Somali Jazz". The worldwide release of Maryam's solo album "The Journey" (1998) has since brought her much recognition in the west, and her amazing indomitable spirit ensures she's given a heartfelt welcome wherever she sings.