Maryan Mursal - Somali Singer
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Welsh Somali discover their roots at Cardiff festival

Somalis in Wales have recently been celebrating their cultural heritage at a festival in Cardiff.

Since the civil war began in Somalia more than 20 years ago, Somalis can be found in many different parts of the world. But in the UK some Somalis settled on the south coast of Wales way back in the 19th Century.

Many of their descendants live in Butetown - a neighbourhood of Cardiff where a joint project between the National Theatre Wales and members of the Somali community came to fruition after years of preparation.

BBC Africa's Baya Cat went along to see how Welsh Somalis have been discovering their roots.

  • 06 Mar 2013