Traditional folk dancing breathes new life into Mogadishu
4 April 2014 Last updated at 12:33 BST
For many years life in the Somali capital Mogadishu was one of restrictions.
Music and dancing were banned under strict Sharia law imposed by the militant Islamist group al-Shabab.
They controlled the Somali capital from 2009 until they were driven out 3 years ago.
Now, people in Mogadishu are using one of the city's most famous squares for a weekly gathering which is breathing new life into their folk dance traditions.
Hadya Alalawi reports.
Video produced by BBC Arabic's Ali Hilani