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Oslo World Music Festival: Concerts all week

More than 300 artists from across the world perform at various stages, all week, at the Oslo World Music Festival.


Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik opened the festival at Rockefeller in Oslo on Tuesday. The evening started with a screening of the movie El Gusto, followed by Algerian food and Tajik's speech before the El Gusto orchestra took over the stage.

El Gusto is only one group of the total 300 artists that have come to Oslo to perform from October 29 to November 4. This is the 19th annual festival, which was first started in 1994 as a joint project between all the Nordic countries.

However, the event became its own separate foundation in 2012, when the Ministry of Culture decided to separate the festivals from a larger national festival program (Rikskonsertene).

This week's full program is listed on the World Music Festival's website, but if that's too overwhelming, NRK has put together a list of recommendations and highlights.

One of show host Arne Berg best tips is Balkan brass player Goran Bregovic from Sarajevo, who plays at Sentrum Scene Thursday night, NRK reports. He also mentions Ana Moura, 33 years old from Portugal - and with a fabulous voice according to Berg. She performs at Rockefeller on Sunday November 4.



Julie Ryland

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