Oslo World Music Festival 2017

Oslo World Music Festival 2017

The Oslo World Music Festival presents music in all genres from all over the world. The theme of this year’ is “Avant-garde – in the periphery”.

In our euro-centric world, everything outside the US and Europe, is considered the periphery. A large part of the program Oslo World presents comes from other countries and regions and is based, according to such an interpretation, in the periphery.

Avant-garde is originally a French military term from the Middle Ages, which means being at the forefront or in front of the squad. The term in the arts also occurs in France in the first half of the nineteenth century and is often associated with the French philosopher Henri de Sant-Simon and the circle around him, who were the precursors of the great socialist thinkers. They strongly believed in the social power of art and its ability to create a better society.

Particpants are artists and activists who use the power of art to push boundaries to create greater freedom and action in communities in the global south, often characterized by censorship and political oppression, or in our part of the world, which is increasingly characterized by xenophobia and nationalist currents. Among them is Spanish artist Rossy de Palma who will perform on 4 November, 7 pm, at the Sentralen Marmorsalen. 
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