The multicultural melting pot & exhibitions window for all & sundry
“The home of African hench grooves”
An introduction and short summary of this festival
As the general public has so far witnessed within the past years now, it’s an established fact that “SENSOMMER INT. MUSIKKFESTIVAL” has existed for more than 10 years since it’s establishment in Olso territory for the first time, has been ideologically defined as “The multicultural melting pot & exhibitions window for all & sundry -the home of African hench grooves”. Yes, this definition by the initiators and arrangers of the yearly festival, sounds quite correct, in the sence that it hits the core of the festival’s idealogy, concept and philosophy behind it’s manifestation within the sphere of the norwegian multicultural identity and integration process at large.
“Sensommer Int Musikkfestival or Late Sommer Int Music Festival” is arranged by African Musicians Union in Norway, to serve as a central arena and platform for the exihibition and window of exposure on all categories of the existing and active diaspora-African music and culture, within the norwegian multicultural sector for the past decades, ranging from Afro-popular music sector to traditional African drums, dance and folklore, that we seldom hear on radios, watch on television or sometimes witness in major concert halls, festivals or other major events taking place here in Norway.
It is also meant to serve as arena and platform for both professionals and amateurs, who has no other alternative means of expressing their arts to a wider audience, on their own premise, to share same stage and experience, thereby, creating some sort of inspiration, motivation and sence of belonging in the society that we all live in. This year’s festival program focuses and features most of our local headliners, solid artists, bands, traditional African drums (djembe) groups, players and dancers that we are sure would entertain all those, who loves and appreciates African powerful rhythms and grooves to the highest climax. You are all welcome while wishing you all a peaceful and joyous festival 2010!
(R&B, Soul, Reggae, dance hall, Hip hop, Afro pop, Afro beat, Kwasa kwasa, Soukous, Rai, Calypso, Salsa etc.)
DJ CHUMASON (The grandmaster 1)
(American/African Hip Hop and RnB )
KUNTA KINTE & African Djembe Enssemble
SAFE STONE Band
(Cocktail: Afrop pop,R&b,Reggae, Jazz rhythms)
SAMPEACE BROWN Band
(Coctail:Pop,Reggae,Soul,R&b,Funk & West African Hilife)
JAY MIOLINHO & BANDIDOS
(African roots music, reggae and the rhythim of Latin American tradiotions of all sorts)
ADJEI & BAAJO Dance group
BANJO MOSELE & The Veterans Band
(Afro pop, Jazz & world)
HARRIS BASS & THE Pilgrims Band
KONGOMAN & BANTUKONGO BAND
(Cocktail Reggae, Afrocubana, Ndombolo, Jazz and other categories of Afrobeats)
ANDOM GEBRESELASIE & Merhaba Band
(Cocktail: South African pop,jazz and marimba grooves)