Somali week Festival 2009

HARGEISA, 18 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Kayd Somali Arts and Culture Presents:

Somali Week Festival 2009

Friday 23 October to 31 October 2009Oxford House

Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG

Kayd Somali Arts and culture in partnership with REDSEA-ONLINE.COM, and a range of national, international and local community organisations is pleased to present the Somali Week Festival as part of Black History Month. Somali Week offers the best of Somali culture both old and new, through an eclectic mix of events including, poetry, literature and music. This year’s Somali Week Festivalwill focus on Censorship.

The SWF is an established festival within the Somali communities in London, nationally and internationally. It celebrates and explores the uniqueness of Somali art and culture. The festival will showcase this year mix of poetry, prose literature, Plays and music.


The festival will be launched by the Deputy Mayor of London, Richard Barnes and Ahmed Saleebaan Bidde

We are proudly expecting a range of guests including renowned Somali and non-Somali artists, academics and commentators: Amina Abdilahi, Boon hirsi, Ali Banfaz, Mahamed Jama Kayd, Ahmed Saleebaan Bidde. Said Salah Ahmed, Rashid Sheekh Abdullahi, Sheikh Mahamoud Sheikh Dalmar, Maxamed Hasan “Alto”, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Cllr Ahmed A. Omer, Hudaydi, Dararamle, Abdirahman Yusuf Arten, Warsan Cismaan Saalax, Sa’id Jamac, Suad Armiye, Shukri Sha’ni, Jaango, Ali Seenyo, Beeldaaje, Suldaan, Keyse Mohamed Yusuf, Maryan Mursal, Nimo Degan, Gaadaco, Farhaan Xidig, Abdifitaah yare, Prince Abdi, Ismail Aw-adan Ahmed Abdillahi , Abdalah Shafey, Aisha Lul , Warsan Shire., Abdi Bahdoon, Michael Newman, Global Citizenship Schools Project Worker from Tower Hamlets council, Lynn Fredriksson from Amnesty International, Abdiraxman Abees, Mustafe TIT, Beeldaaje, Aar Band, Kaltun Bacado, Yusuf Dheere Jookhle, Abdi-aziiz Ali Ibrahim Xildhibaan, Abdurrahman “Abees” Durta, Faysal Aw Abdi Anbalash, Abdilahi Awed Igeh, Ahmed Abdilahi , Awale, Abdalle Ismaan Shafey, Abdirahmaan Mahamed Abtidoon, Umar haaji-Bile Aadan, Jama Musse Jama, Mahamed Baashe H Hassan, Martin Orwin, Said Ali Shire,

The international aspect of the festival is an important continued development and partnership work with artists and organisations in Somali speaking territories.


For more information about the festival programme visit www.kayd.org or call 07903 712 949, please email ; ayan_mahamoud@kayd.org

Click Here to Download the Schedule: Somali Week festival 2009 – Schedule

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