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Annual Melafestivalen Returns to Oslo. The free multicultural event is held every year at City Hall in the Norwegian capital. An urban festival of performing arts and cultural expressions from around the world, it features several different art forms such as music, dance, literature and theater. The artistic director for Mela festival is human rights activist, art critic and music columnist for Norway weekly Morgenbladet, Khalid Salimi. This year's Mela Festival runs from August 15 – 17, 2014 and features Haitian hip hop recording artist, Wyclef Jean. Other performers include the Bollywood Masala Orchestra as well as Indian-born Norwegian singer and actress, Samsaya.

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Annual Melafestivalen Returns to Oslo

Published on Thursday, 14th August, 2014 at 23:53 under the entertainment category, by Nikita Yasuf.

The free multicultural event is held every year at City Hall in the Norwegian capital.

Oslo City Hall
The annual festival is held here in downtown Oslo.Oslo City Hall
Photo: Ilan Kelman


An urban festival of performing arts and cultural expressions from around the world, it features several different art forms such as music, dance, literature and theater. The artistic director for Mela festival is human rights activist, art critic and music columnist for Norway weekly Morgenbladet, Khalid Salimi.

This year's Mela Festival runs from August 15 – 17, 2014 and features Haitian hip hop recording artist, Wyclef Jean. Other performers include the Bollywood Masala Orchestra as well as Indian-born Norwegian singer and actress, Samsaya.

Mela was held in Oslo for the first time in 2001 and has since evolved to become one of the largest of its type in Europe. The festival attracts around 300,000 people every year, and features an incomparable lineup of diverse art expressions from Africa, Asia, America and Europe.

Mela’s mission is to expand horizons and make art expression that has been around for centuries in other parts of the world known in Norway.

The word ‘mela’ is Sanskrit and means "when you meet" or "meeting", and has roots thousands of years back in South Asia. Accordingly, Mela acts as a meeting place for all parts of a culturally diverse community.

Mela has been under the slogan "Oslo in the world, the world in Oslo" for ten years, which is illustrated by team spirit, joy and artistic expression.



Published on Thursday, 14th August, 2014 at 23:53 under the entertainment category, by Nikita Yasuf.

This post has the following tags: oslo, culture, norway, entertainment.





  
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