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SoloN’Ibou (NO/BF/SN)

Videreformidling av vestafrikansk fortellertradisjon.
Ibou Cissokho and Solo Diarra both come from well known griot families in their respective home countries. Griot is the name of a vast, well known west african oral […] More >

Kronos Quartet with Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat (US/IR)

Unique ambassadors of modern classical music.
Throughout a carreer spanning 45 years, the Kronos Quartet has worked tirelessly with renewing the string quartet format, both in terms of repertoire and peoples view of what is […] More >

Orchestre National de Barbès (FR/MA/DZ)

Pop music from little Algeria in Paris
Orchestre National de Barbès gets their name from the area around the metro station Barbès-Rochechouart in Paris – home to many algerian expats. It is a place where north […] More >

Bombino

A 21st century guitar hero
It is no exaggeration to say that Omara “Bombino” Moctar, who first visited Oslo World in 2011, ranks among the most important guitarists in the world today. On the […] More >

Fatoumata Diawara (Mali)

A subtle revolution
Fatoumata Diawara is one of the foremost artists from the flourishing West African music scene. When she visited Oslo World in 2012, she set fire to the festival. Since […] More >

Puerto Candelaria (CO)

Rebels of cumbia
Unlike many others, Puerto Candelaria doesn’t try to hide the fact that music is an act. Although it’s easy to get fooled, in no way is it so that […] More >