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This is the guide to Oslo World 2018!

Oslo World are proud to present a huge variety of musical experiences, from a range of countries, genres and times. How to find your favorites at this year's festival? Let us guide you through some highlights!
  If you like stellar voices: One of the most legendary singers on this years Oslo World roster is not with us any longer. The Palestinian singer Rim Banna […] 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 >

Salif Keita (ML)

The ever-vital Golden Voice of Africa
Salif Keita wasn’t meant to become a musician. As a direct descendant of Sundiata Keita, the warrior king who founded the Malian empire in the 1200s, the singer belong […] More >

Sidiki Camara (ML/NO)

The Master Percussionist from Mali
Bamako, the capital of Mali, is known as the musical heart of Western Africa. Here, the rich and diverse traditions of the region merge and harmonize with musical impulses […] More >

Khaira Arby (ML)

Timbuktu, the hometown of Khaira Arby, probably wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for the ladies. One origin story tells of how a slave woman named Timbuktu founded the […] More >

Rokia Traoré (ML)

the melancholy multi talent of Mali
A versatile artist combining her African roots with the tunes of modern European music. To describe Rokia Traoré in this stereotypical way does not suffice – her music is […] More >