IREX Europe, IREX and KMC (KOW Media Corporation) are excited to hold a second edition of the
Somali Peace Festival.
The 2014 event will promote the Horn of Africa as a land where peace and reconciliation is possible.
The main festival will take place in Hargeisa, Somaliland in the late summer.
Hargeisa is a fitting location as one of the most peaceful cities in the region and in Africa. Two successive
events highlighting the best entries of the festival will follow, one in Mogadishu and one in Nairobi,
Kenya. Artists and amateurs from the Horn of Africa and the Diaspora are being invited to submit entries
to the three categories; film, photo and art. Their work will be displayed at the festival, along with
performances by famous Somali musicians, poets, artists and actors. The events will welcome not only
local spectators but also attract visitors from the Somali diaspora communities as well as the international
community. The 2014 2nd Somali Peace Festival follows the success of the first festival organized in
Hargeisa in March 2012 by IREX Europe and KMC (KOW Media Corporation). Entries by participating
artists portrayed messages of peace and tolerance, showing images of courage and a vision of a better
future. Finalists saw their work displayed at the three-day festival in Hargeisa, with an awards ceremony
capping the final day attracting a large audience.
For more information about the festival and how you can participate, please contact KMC or IREX Europe
at the following emails:
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com