Over the course of several thrilling albums and heavy touring activity, Bixiga 70 has become one of the most acclaimed and influential exponents of contemporary Afro-Brazilian sounds in the world today. The ten piece band is named after Bixiga, the neighbourhood in their hometown São Paulo. “70” is an hommage to Fela Kutis legendary outfit Africa ‘70 and represents the other part of the equation - a passionate, floor-shaking exploration of afrobeat and beyond.
Bixiga 70 visited Oslo World back in 2018 for an absolutely packed show at Nasjonal Jazzscene. That concert might well be one of the single most ecstatic moments in our festival's history. Yes, they’re that good - and this year, Bixiga 70 will return to Norway and the 30th edition of Oslo World.
Duquende is one of the great flamenco singers living today. He is considered one of the heirs to the legendary Camaron de la Isla, who invited Duquende on stage when he was only nine years old. Accompanied by Camaron himself on guitar, it was a true flying start of his career. Through a long and distinguished career spanning four decades, Duquende has proved himself worthy of it.
His performance alongside Paco de Lucia at Oslo World in 2011 was unforgettable. We are proud to invite Duquende back to our 30th anniversary.
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Manal - support: Royane
One of the brightest new stars of Arabic pop will perform at Oslo World this year: Through her blend of Moroccan hip-hop, Afropop and Afrohouse, addressing controversial subjects such as domestic violence and female empowerment, Manal has established herself as a true pioneer.
Her single “Taj” became one of the most viewed Arabic rap songs performed by a female artist ever and in 2021, Manal once again got the award for “Best Female Artist in Northern Africa”. She became the first Arab singer to appear in the list of artists to perform for "ColorsXStudio", and was selected to participate in the official anthems of the 2022 World Cup. The future looks bright for Manal - at Oslo World, she will perform for the very first time in Norway.
The Norwegian-Moroccan artist Royane grew up listening to a mix of genres and languages. Her productions are bass-heavy, cinematic and blends a distinct emotional delivery with contemporary club music. In a handful of years, she went from being a well known Instagram influencer to being one of the most interesting artists the Norwegian music scene has to offer in her genre.
During Oslo World, she will perform a double concert with the Moroccan star Manal - a perfect match!
YEИDRY has been described by Pitchfork as “the limitless pop star of tomorrow”. Fitting words for a Dominican-Italian artist who wears her diverse cultural upbringing on her sleeve. She is a remarkable singer, equally at home in 90’s pop and R&B, latin and electronic music. 2021 became her breakout year, having collaborated with J. Balvin, Damian Marley, Mozart La Para and Emotional Oranges. She performed alongside some of her biggest inspirations, R&B icon Mary J. Blige and Jazmine Sullivan at the iconic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. YEИDRY will drop her much anticipated debut album in 2023. She has the world at her feet - and this November, she will visit Norway and Oslo World, for the very first time.