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23 AUG 2018

OSLO AFRO ARTS FESTIVAL

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[ About Us ]

About OAAF
 
 
Oslo Afro Arts Festival (OAAF) is the new vibrant annual music festival celebrating Afro Arts: art and music deriving from African tradition and culture, taking place in the relaxed and upcoming atmosphere of Grønland in Oslo.

 

The festival is a continuation of Zimfest Oslo, a Zimbabwean music and culture festival that started in 2014. It aims to be a festival that exposes and educates all people to the individual works and collective contributions of African cultures. Our mission is addressed through our flagship activity: the festival, and through other activities that promote African-based arts and culture in Norway.

 

Oslo Afro Arts Festival’s program consists of concerts, spoken-word/poetry, dance performances, film screenings, workshops, lectures and events for children and youth. In addition, we arrange an African market with stalls, food, activities for children and live music. The festival is held across different venues in Grønland, Oslo.
Our Goals
 
 
This is the United Nations International decade for People of African origin (2015-2024).
OAAF aims to work in line with the UN guidelines of “recognition, justice and development” through promoting respect, protection and fulfilment of all human rights and fundamental freedom for people of African origin.

 

The decade will provide the opportunity to acknowledge people of African origin and their significant contributions to the world community, to propose specific actions to promote their full inclusion, and to combat all forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.

 

On this basis, OAAF will work to create an open and inclusive festival where African culture can be experienced through art, music, food, discussion, information and interaction. Furthermore, we wish to contribute to strengthening the international music scene in Oslo and inspire musicians to collaborate across ethnic, cultural and religious affiliation.
Organisation
 
 
Org. number: 912550117

 

Managing Director
Cecilie Giskemo

Daily Manager

Katinka G. Troye

Chairwoman

Siri Kinge Ovstein

Board Members
Tutu Jacobsen Kirya
Hilde Atim Ton
Nafissa Omar Osman
Nicole Rafiki
Marcel Kokou Ayivi
Rosa Maria Correa Rodriguez (vara)

Program committee
(artist@osloafroarts.no)

Katinka G. Troye
Ingrid Ytre-Arne
Nadine Maktabi
Tutu Jacobsen Kirya
Dominic Ruben (Nordic Black Theatre)

[ Meet Our Team ]

OSLO AFRO ARTS FESTIVAL IS CONSTITUTED OF:

 
 

CORE TEAM

 

CECILIE GISKEMO

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
contact@osloafroarts.no

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATINKA TROYE  

DAILY MANAGER
katinka@osloafroarts.no

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGRID YTRE-ARNE

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR
ingrid@osloafroarts.no

 

 

 

 

 

 

NADINE MAKTABI

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION
nadine@osloafroarts.no

 

 

 

 

 

 

TINA MARIAMA SCHANCHE SARR

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
mariama@osloafroarts.no