Mela Festival in Oslo

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Country and Region NorwayOslo
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Festival Contact Information

Mela Festival in Oslo
P. O. Box 66 Sentrum
0101 Oslo
Phone: (47) 22-20-96-90
Fax: (47) 22-20-96-91

Festival Description

Horizon Foundation is a self-governing foundation whose strategies aim at achieving a greater participation by minorities in Norwegian cultural life both as performers, producers, administrators and as a participators in everyday cultural life. In order to achieve this the organisation organises the festival Mela in Oslo. Cultural exchange with countries from which most minorities in Norway have come is a means to achieve such cultural participation. The presentation of diverse art expressions in venues and arenas such as festivals is used to create a common grounds where the ethnic majority and the minority may meet on equal terms.

Festival Dates July 28 - 31, 2011
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Slideshow photo credits:
    • Arena - Stilt Walker
    • Miriam Makeba, at one of her last concerts
    • Moroccan rap group Fez City Clan
    • Norwegian-Senegalese Solo Cissokho on kora
    • Sheldon Blackman
    • Pakistani pop star Ali Zafar
    • Pakistani rock band Jal
    • Crowd
      Amrit Brar
    • Stilt walkers with Her Majesty Queen Sonia of Norway


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