Somali Composition Commissioned

MPS Arts Department has commissioned a composer, Timothy Takach, to collaborate with Tara Finne, the Choir Director at Sanford Middle School, and Kristin Bennett, the Music teacher at Whittier Elementary School, to compose a piece of music to celebrate Somali culture.  The composer is not Somali.  We are hoping to create lyrics based on your answers to the questions below.  Please answer in Somali and translate to English for us.  

1 - How important is music and / or the arts in your culture or family life?

2 - What do you want more people to know about Somali culture? 

3 - What traditions and / or celebrations are important in Somali culture?

4 - What musical traditions does your family enjoy or take part in?