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Thanks for the music, Lillebjørn Nilsen

One of Norway's most prominent folk singers, Lillebjørn Nilsen, passed away on Saturday, January 27. Not only [...]


Let's keep Rådhusplassen as Oslo's main square

Simply proposing to lay an emergency route across Rådhusplassen is to underestimate its importance [...].


Khalid Salimi named Dialogue Voice of the Month

The Nobel Peace Center has named Khalid Salimi, director of Melahuset and Oslo Mela, as "Dialogue Voice of the Month" [...].


The fall program for Melahuset is ready

Marking the resistance of the military coup in Chile, a visit from one of Africa's great literary voices [...].


Melahuset received "Certificate of Appreciation" during the Gambian Culture Week

On Saturday, August 5, Melahuset received the "Certificate of Appreciation" during the closing of this year's Gambian Culture Week. The award is presented [...]


Ashley Shiri is the new festival manager for Melafestivalen

When Oslo Mela is held at Rådhusplassen from August 18 to 20, Ashley Shiri will be [...].


No one is free until everyone is free!

"Unity and solidarity are our means in the struggle to achieve rights." On July 1, [...]


Three new artists ready for Oslo Mela 2023

One of the biggest Sufi stars of our time, Sanam Marvi, and bhangra legend Abrar-Ul-Haq are both ready for [...].


The first artists for Oslo Mela Festival are ready!

Dance crew The Quick Style, revolutionary rapper Ana Tijoux, qawwali singer Faiz Ali Faiz, Afropsychedelic BCUC [...].


Thank you, Harry Belafonte

On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, singer, actor and human rights activist Harry Belafonte passed away at the age of 96. I [...]