Selam Festival Addis has the pleasure of announcing its upcoming fifth edition, taking place from January 9th -10th at Ghion Hotel Unity Park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This years line up features huge stars such as Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed and world wide renowned Hip-Hop artist yasiin bey formerly known as Mos Def!
On top of the outdoor live concerts with fantastic artists, the festival will offer a buzzing bazaar with merchandise and great food, family activities, DJ’s and after parties at local Addis venues. The festival also hosts a cultural forum for specially invited participants as well workshops and practical training opportunities.
The festival is an organic platform creating an opportunity for international and national music professionals to meet and collaborate, for the audience to experience great live music where the concept is both international, pan-african as well as celebratory of Ethiopia’s musical and cultural treasures. The festival also serves as a tool for networking and helps to start off a public discussion about music and culture both in Ethiopia and globally, says Teshome Wondimu, founder and executive director of Selam.”
Selam Festival Addis 2016 is an interactive event with the aim to combine culture, music, social responsibility and putting Addis Ababa on the global festival map.
This year’s headliners include Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed and American Hip-Hop icon yasiin bey, formely known as Mos Def. Many other artists from Africa and Europe are to participate in the festival such as Krar Collective (UK/ET), Gaël Faye (Rwanda/France), Calle Real (Sweden), Joel Sebunju, Kareyce Fotso, Aly Keita (Uganda/Cameroon/Mali) and many more.
Selam Festival Addis wants the audience to be as engaged as possible and feel like they were a part of the journey from the beginning to the end.
Full program and ticket information will be released shortly on www.selam.se
Selam Festival Addis is initiated and carried out by the Selam and Selam Ethiopia team and is part of the Cultural Enabler projects supported by Sida and the Culture Foundation of the Swedish Postcode Lottery