Civic Theatre, Fri, 13 Apr, 7pm
An evening of Somali music with leading musician Kalif Osman Abdi. Kalif Osman Abdi known as ‘Sayid Khalifa’ is a prominent Somali Singer. Among the most influential and enduring Somali singers. He is best known for his songs “Hablaha Geeska Afrikoow” (The ladies of Horn of Africa) and “Waxbarasho “(Education).
Forum is part of a cultural diversity research project commissioned by South Dublin County Arts Office, Rua Red and Civic Theatre. Its objective is to explore the cultural richness of migrant communities living throughout South Dublin County. Envisaged as a steppingstone towards a long-term process of connection, collaboration and engagement, Forum invites community leaders and arts sector providers to engage in a series of transcultural dialogues to learn from each other in mutual exchange. Forum aims to identify barriers to access and provision that may exist or inhibit ethnic groups from originating or participating in art and cultural activities in South Dublin County arts venues. Central to this event is an understanding of cultural diversity as a plurality of identities, described in the UNESCO Universal Declaration on cultural diversity is ‘an adaptive process [with] a capacity for expression, creation and innovation’.
This research project is supported by Civic Theatre, Rua Red, South Dublin County Arts Office, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology, Create - National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and the Global Migration Collective.