Friday, September 9, 2011

Afrikan History Week in Oslo Norway - 15-18 Sept 2011 (with Omar Sosa)


Afrikan History Week Norway 2011 is taking place 15 - 18 September at Riksscenen (Schous Plass) in Oslo.

The festival is a Pan-Afrikan celebration of Afrika, Afrikan history and the Afrikan Community in Norway. This year the festival celebrates its’ 7th consecutive year!

Afrikan History Week includes cultural events, concerts, films, seminars, workshops, debates and more. Special guest this year is Latin Jazz pianist and Grammy nominee Omar Sosa.



Program

Thursday 15 September
Film and discussion. A roundtable discussion with four speakers presenting their perspectives on the uprising in the light of global events over the past year: From Karthoum via London to Oslo.

Friday 16 september
Indaba Seminar Theme: Perspectives on gender and multiculturalism (full day academic conference), with Lecturer: Prof. Obioma Nnaemeka, an international expert in gender and women's studies

Friday 16 september
Street Prophets
(Hip-Hop og poesi) (Hip-Hop and poetry). The "Street Prophets" event is a vibrant meeting with new poetic expression from the streets of Oslo. Five hip-hop artists are challenged to perform, rhymes, songs and rap lyrics accompanied by percussion, guitar and turntables. With Norway's most popular Hip Hop group Danny & Pumba.

Saturday 17 september
Africa Live with Omar Sosa. Latin Grammy and Grammy nominee Omar Sosa is known to cross boundaries in different genres and compose music with elements ranging from African traditional music, Latin rhythms and electronica with African-Cuban jazz in the bottom!

Sunday 18 september
Prince & Princess (kids party)

Place: Schous Kulturbryggeri bygg J/K, Trondheimsveien 2, Grünerløkka, Oslo Norway

Website: http://www.afrikanhistoryweek.com/

Some vids of the artists in the Afrikan History week 2011

Danny & Pumba - Dagdrømmer - Norwegian Hip Hop



Omar Sosa - Light In The Sky


Norwegian slam poetry artist Sarah Ramin Osmundsen - Spoken Word Poetry: "Sound is Power", Emmanuel jal concert Oslo, Cosmopolite.


Bonus

Omar Sosa - "Ternura" from album his "Mulatos". The album was recorded in Paris in 2004 and combines elements of Middle Eastern, North African, and Indian music.

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