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Upcoming events

  1. International Christmas Market

    4 December @ 12:00 - 18:00
  2. Club Cavalry

    10 December @ 20:00 - 23:00
  3. closed – Closed

    23 December, 2021 @ 00:00 - 2 January, 2022 @ 00:00
  4. Closed -closed

    23 December, 2021 @ 00:00 - 2 January, 2022 @ 00:00

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We still have room for some sellers at this year's Christmas market, which is Saturday 4 December at 12:00-16:00!

Send an email to tine@bergeninternasjonalekultursenter.no if you are interested! 😀
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We still have room for some sellers at this year's Christmas market, which is Saturday 4 December at 12:00-16:00! 

Send an email to tine@bergeninternasjonalekultursenter.no if you are interested! :D
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Halloween special - Digital Session Youth
Care for each other🖤

https://soundcloud.com/bergeninternasjonale/hallowen-mix-tape-2021?si = 2dafedfd74104bb7bd9341a1ceabbdfa

@bergeninternasjonale @iam_djkaz @ DjLion71
#dancehall #afrobeat #pop #hiphop #club #ungdomsfest #fensal #bergeninternasjonalekultursenter #bergeninternasjonalekultursenterungdom #bergencity #bergen
No commercial.

Youth party is supported by: Bergen municipality, Sparebanken Vest and Fana Sparebank.
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Luison Y Cuba creates atmosphere on the dance floor! Bring the whole family to a concert with this group at 12:00 tomorrow (the doors open 11:30)! 💃🏻🕺🏻 ...

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2 days left to the Bergen International Music Festival 2021!

The festival's very last concert is the Unity Band, an authentic African band based in Bergen that offers the best of groovy dance songs from sub-Saharan Africa. The musicians bring with them long experience from the music scenes in Cameroon, Congo, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania and Os, and guarantees a festive evening for dance-loving people from Bergen of all nationalities.

Raymond Msharasha is on stage (Tanzania), Deo England (Congo), Don Collenco (Cameroon), If Palanca Kalunga (Angola), Loren Kabugi (Kenya), Gaspar Safari (Tanzania), Philipo Njaidi (Tanzania) and Bjørn Blomberg (You)!

We look forward to a fun and sweaty end to the festival on the dance floor! 🔥🔥🔥

If you also want to join the dance - or just get the good mood - buy tickets now! Link in bio @ bimf_2021

Photo: Ruben Olsen Larch
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Bare 3 days to Bergen International Music Festival 2021! Woohoo!

Second concert Saturday is also with an Oromic artist, Hawwii H Qananii. She is well known among the Oromic population, which consists of approx 60 million people in the world, and in recent years has had concerts both in Europe and in Africa - and for over a million spectators in Oromiya! She is currently in the studio recording her debut album, that comes out in 2022.

For the occasion, Hawwii has put together a band consisting of musicians with different musical backgrounds, which provides a unique and colorful community: Totoba (Oromiya), Lelo (Brazil), Gin (Cuba), Stella Marie (Norway / Philippines), Kenny Larsen (Norway) and guest artist Will Freeman (Sierra Leone) - as well as two Oromic dancers; Dabi & Chaltu.

Oromo folk music is mixed with Latin American and African rhythms, with a hint of the West!

Join the party!!! Tickets at bio @ bimf_2021
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Now it's just 4 days left to the Bergen International Music Festival 2021!

Meet Gutu Abera, which is the first concert out Saturday night!

He lives in Bergen, but grew up in Ethiopia with oromo traditional music, melodies and rhythms. The interest in music was aroused in a meeting with some of the greatest Oromo musicians, who fled Ethiopia due to political persecution. With music, he wants to honor and continue untouched music treasures, and he is well known in the Oromic diaspora and environment of Ethiopia through the song Oromiyaa, in collaboration with color games. The latest song, They do not wash, took youtube by storm, and was also named the best oromo song of the year in Ethiopia.

I 2019 he started the project Gutu Abera together with Mira Thiruchelvam (9 Degrees North) and Bård Årvik (Hum). The collaboration colors the rhythms and melodies, and music has influences from many music genres such as jazz, blues, bath and table. Rhythmic variations alternate between oromic rhythms such as dhichesa, baaroo og afro beat. He has a star team with him at the concert; Dipha Thiruchelvam, Anney Niyokindi, Martin Wright, Bård Aarvik, Jonas Hamre, Runa Underhaug, Mira Thiruchelvam and Nils Henrik.

Good atmosphere and guaranteed danceable!

Tickets at bio @ bimf_2021
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5 days left to the Bergen International Music Festival 2021 and we present the latest band out Friday night; LUISON AND CUBA!

Luison Y Cuba plays traditional Cuban music, the genre that in this country is best known through Buena Vista Social Club. The band is led with a confident hand by the Cuban percussionist, singer and composer Luisón Medina Capote. Among other things, he has played with La Descarga, Mambo Companeros and Ellayali, and has a number of appearances behind him both nationally and internationally. He also tours with Rikskonsertene, and both young and old people around the country have experienced this charismatic musician.

With him, Luison has a great bunch of musicians; Hadez Heriberto Hernandez, Morten Husse, Gerardo Humberto Orrego Rocco, Raciel Torres placeholder image, Lars Sutterud and Håvard Sannes.

This will be a great end to Friday night - and luckily it can be danced!

Saturday at 12 there will also be a family concert with Luison Y Cuba, so then there will be a great atmosphere for the whole family!

Tickets for both concerts can be found in the link in bio @ bimf_2021
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6 days to Bergen International Music Festival 2021!

Friday 22 October is Meelodi's second concert on the program;

Meelodi released their third album in November 2020, and has garnered very good feedback, Aftenposten Writes, among other things; «Winter's nicest surprise» «It must be allowed to hope that more than me now discover this surprise from Bergen. The city that now also convinces in this global genre ».

Meelodi started as a project between the Bergen-based duo Ole Andre Farstad and Medi Farmani (Iran). Through their first two albums, they collaborated with a number of musicians from home and abroad in an exploration and experimentation with the setting of poems by famous Persian poets. I 2019 came singer Nawar Alnaddaf (Syria) included in the project, together with a permanent ensemble consisting of some of Norway's foremost musicians; Snorre Bjerck, Anders Bitustøyl and Per Jørgensen. The expanded crew and the new record The Great Blue Wheel, mark a new era for Meelodi.

We look forward to a great music experience 🔥🔥🔥

Billettlenke and bio @ bimf_2021

Photo: Fransisco Munoz
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One week left to the Bergen International Music Festival 2021!

Meet Yeisy Rojas, who is the first artist out on Friday 22 October:

Yeisy Rojas is originally from Havana, where she has worked as a violinist in the Opera and the National Ballet. In addition, she has played Cuban folk music and Latin jazz in various orchestras and as a freelance musician in the Afro-Cuban community and jazz clubs in Havana.. Yeisy came to Norway in 2016, and has completed a master's degree in performing rhythmic and world music. The music is inspired by traditional Cuban folk music that has deep West African roots.

On the occasion of the festival, she also releases the single «Mas Mas», which was recorded in Havana in January 2020, just before the corona struck. With her single, she has some of the country's most renowned jazz musicians, among others Rolando Luna. He is one of Cuba's most sought after jazz pianists, and has played in the Buena Vista Social Club, has been nominated for a Grammy and is touring the world with the elite band El Comite. He also comes to Bergen as a guest musician at the concert! With her, she also has a bunch of talented musicians; Carsten Omholt, Håvard Henriksen, Torbjørn Kvamme and Felix Navarro.

We look forward!

Tickets at bio @ bimf_2021
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Youth Party
🖤 ​​coming soon 🖤
For youth 15 -18 year
@bergeninternasjonale
#dancehall #afrobeat #pop #hiphop #club #ungdomsfest #fensal #bergeninternasjonalekultursenter #bergeninternasjonalekultursenterungdom #bergencity #bergen
@iam_djkaz
@djlion71

Events are supported by Bergen Municipality, Sparebanken Vest, Fana Sparebank and MUO.
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The festival is approaching! Get your ticket to your favorite night (or both!) now - link in bio @ bimf_2021 👌 ...

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For a day of joy to launch the festival program and release the tickets to this year's festival! There will be two evenings with delicious melodies, hefty rhythms and top mood! #bergen #festival #concert #bergeninternasjonalekultursenter ...

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There will be an art workshop and rhythm toys for children, movie screening, dance show, delicious food from Kenya & bar! Open house at 18-22 🤩

#kulturnatt #kulturnattbergen #kultur #bergen #bergeninternasjonalekultursenter
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Finally Klubb Kavalér again and concert with Storband 90 🤩 ...

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#bergeninternasjonalekultursenterungdom #bergeninternasjonalekultursenter #bergeninternasjonale #skrivegruppe #skriveverksted ...

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Today starts this autumn's theater group for children (7-12 year) up at the cultural center! Still vacancies 😃 Kl 16-18. send registration to post@bergeninternasjonalekultursenter.no or show up! #bergen #bergeninternasjonale #bergeninternasjonalekultursenter #teater #barneteater #kultur #barneaaktiviteter ...

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Join SommerFest - top atmosphere on the dance floor for youth 13-15 year.

Free upon registration: https://www.deltager.no/BK/event/348586#init

SommerFest is supported by: Bergen municipality
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Youth 13-15 year, join a terrific summer party for young people at Bergen International Cultural Center. We guarantee a great atmosphere on the dance floor with DJ Kaz. Free upon registration: https://www.deltager.no/BK/event/348586#init

SommerFest is supported by: Bergen municipality
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Join an exciting summer activity August 9-13.
Age approx. 12.-15 year. Free. Registration at https://www.deltager.no/BK/event/348579#init
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Digital Session #5 Youth
🖤 ​​Enjoy the summer, see you in the autumn🖤

https://bergeninternasjonalekultursenter.no/faste-aktiviteter/b-y/

@bergeninternasjonale @iam_djkaz @ DjLion71
#dancehall # afrobeat #pop #hiphop #club #ungdomsfest #fensal #bergeninternasjonalekultursenter #bergeninternasjonalekultursenterungdom #bergencity #bergen @ lionfamily71
No commercial.

Youth party is supported by: Bergen municipality, Sparebanken Vest and Fana Sparebank.
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Now we are immediately ready to receive you on Family Saturday! Adventures from South Sudan and Moldova and of course an art workshop with FantasiLab. Free entrance! ...

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Audio check with @bergenvistasocialclub - soon ready for family concert! 🤩 Welcome at 14!

(Ps! Advance sale of tickets on TicketCo.no)
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Family concert on Sunday with @bergenvistasocialclub itself ☀️ Tickets at TickcetCo ...

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We congratulate Multinational Women's Community, MKF in Bergen with a well-deserved cultural award 2020

The award is given for their engaging and highly inclusive work for
women with a minority background.
Since the start in 1998 They have focused on important topics that affect women of all ages, and holds regular theme meetings and "decoration parties" both at the cultural center and elsewhere.

MKF in Bergen is able in a warm and inclusive way to engage people across generations and cultural backgrounds, and to create safe meeting places and gatherings for their target groups. We are proud to have MKF Bergen as a member.
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