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Gaye Su Akyol (TR)

Tradition and modernity from a unique Turkish voice
This year at Oslo World, one of the foremost names in the alternative turkish music scene, Gaye Su Akyol, will play in Norway for the very first time. In […] More >

Bixiga 70 (BR)

Groundbreaking and catchy brazilian big band
A curious, but welcomed development in today’s music scene is that the large ensemble by no means is obsolete, in spite of obvious economical obstacles. Few things are more […] More >

Estrella Morente (ES)

Estrella Morente finds freedom in the past.
Estrella Morente, the singer from Granada, has visited Oslo World before. When she opened the festival in 2007, she was already one of the biggest names on the flamenco […] 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 >

MINA (EC)

Futuristic tribal beats
The future is female! When MINA – a 24-year-old rapper based in Quito – spits her fiery verses, she’s thus not only acting on her own behalf. The frustrations […] More >

Lotus (NO)

Flower with thorns
Lotus is Norwegian hip-hop’s first lady, if we are to believe Don Martin. And he has good reasons to claim so: Maria Karlsen has already made her mark as […] More >