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Legendary TABANKA DJAZ to Oslo Caribbean Feeling

For the first time in Norway, Tabanka Djaz from Guinea-Bissau on stage Saturday October 26!

In the Lusophonic music world, this nearly 30-year-old band are stars, and have several tours behind them both in the United States, on the European continent and of course across the African continent. In the 90s and early 2000s, they released four records with great success. They were nominated for Ngwomo Africa, the African continent’s Grammy, and sold to Platinum.

Then several events happened that would have dramatic consequences for the successful band. A beloved band member, keyboardist Caló Barbosa, passed away in 2006. At the same time, the financial crisis came and hit the local music industry hard. The band’s drummer, Dinho Silva, chose to move back to Angola in 2008.

Then ten years of silence followed, while the band’s fan crowd across the world insisted tirelessly on the band getting back on stage. And here they are!

Today, these four musicians form the main core of the band:

Mikas Cabral (song, guitar)
Juvenal Cabral (bass)
Jânio Barbosa (keyboards) andMimito Lopes (keyboards).
With them, they include drummer Cau Paris, percussionist Kabum, trombonist Lars Arens, saxophonist João Capinha and finally Cláudio Silva on trumpet. And it is sounding like never before!!

Their latest album “Depois do Silêncio” (After the Silence) is a celebration of over a quarter-century existence and reflects the band’s African soul.
Don´t miss out on this great concert experience!!

International and national DJs play several styles of salsa, bachata and other rhythms in all rooms at Riksscenen before and after the concert.

The concert ticket is included in the Oslo Caribbean Feeling festival Pass.

Concert tickets only: NOK 320 (advance purchase until the day before the concert) / 390 at the entrance


Riksscenen the NEW Oslo Caribbean Feeling venue

We are thrilled to announce that we have a New and Super-High-Quality venue for Oslo Caribbean Feeling this year: Riksscenen, located in Schous’s Kulturbryggeri in Oslo city centre.

Riksscenen is one of Oslo’s most modern concert halls, and the entire festival program will be in the same building, with four halls that can offer professional dance floors and some of the best sound systems and most brilliant acoustics in Oslo.

Enjoy som images from the SalsaNor dance event Calle Latina at Riksscenen in 2014:

We can´t wait to take you there and to fill the building with Caribbean vibes from Friday to Sunday!!


Presenting Cuban artist Lazaro Betancourt and his artwork

Category : Artists , Pictures , Uncategorised , Venue

Oslo Caribbean Feeling is all about Caribbean culture, in music, dance and other art forms. We are proud to welcome artist Lázaro Betancourt back to show more of his work this year. First time Lázaro presented his art at the festival, was in 2016.

Lázaro is a Cuban artist making beautiful carvings on precious wood. During his residency in Norway, he has also started to create painting with various afro-cultural themes and color combinations. He will also bring some of his painting to the exhibition the coming weekend, a part from his wooden sculptures.

Make sure to visit Vinterhagen some time Saturday or Sunday between 13 and 18 hrs. His pieces are also for sale.

 

 


Showtime!

Category : Artists , Party , Venue

Oslo Caribbean Feeling is all about culture, music and dance. Learning, doing and enjoying while watching. This year we are proud to present both professional, semi-professional and student team shows, from the following artists:

 

Tamba & Emanuela

He is French, she is Italian and they are the new dancing couple to hit the International Salsa scene! Based in the UK, both very versatile dancers and performers, they have this undeniable passion for dancing which is contagious to whoever dances or learns with them. Tamba and Emanuela are a combination of technique, energy, style and knowledge. They are specially known for their fusion style where they marry Mambo/Chachacha with Afro-Cuban movements and Rumba.

 

SalsaKompaniet Mambo Ladies

Salsakompaniet mambo ladies is directed by Nalini Løver and the group started their project this summer. All the girls are students of salsakompanietfor many years and are dedicated hard working ladies. They all share the passion and love for dance and especialy the groove of mambo! Nalini Løver is the director and choreografer of salsakompaniet mambo ladies. She fell in love with salsa dancing when she was living in Ecuador and has never stopped since she took her first basic steps in 2009. She has experience from different styles within the latin american dances but her heart is with mambo. She works at Salsakompaniet and also performs in other dance projects.

 

GROOVIN Heels Ladies

GROOVIN Heels Ladies show team from Oslo, choreographed and coached by Magda Prichodko. They dance together for years always presenting entertaining shows full of energy and exciting surprises.

 

SALSANOR MEN STUDENT SHOW TEAM

Newly formed male student SalsaNor show group from Trondheim presented their first show just a month ago! Under the watchful eye of their coach Magda Prichodko they worked with dedication, great focus and joy to present dance routine full of energy, character and fun.

 




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