The Riddu Riddu Festival in Berlin

Riddu Riddu means "a small storm on the coast" in the language of the Sami. It is also the name of an international festival in northern Norway. Riddu Riddu takes place every summer in the coastal Sami Gáivuotna in Northern Troms. The festival is coming to Berlin to show a short film and to talk about the festival’s unique indigenous profile. As if that would not be enough to captivate, the festival manager for Folkelarm is also coming to give an insider’s insight to the folk music industry in the Nordic countries. Next year Norway will be one of the main contributing countrys to the biggest folk roots festival Weltmusik Festival – TFF Rudolstad – in Germany! There will also be a discussion moderated by the editor for the newspaper, with the festival directors and the Sami artist Elin Kåven on the panel. At the end of the event, Elin Kåven will play a concert accompanied by a fiddler and guitarist.

18:00     Greeting by Narve Solheim, Embassy Counsellor of the department of culture at the
                  Norwegian embassy in Berlin
18:05     Presentation of the Riddu
Riđđu festival, Kirsti Lervoll and Karoline Trollvik,   
18.30     Presentation of the Folkelarm festival, Sigurd Reinton
18:45     Panel discussion, moderated by Jan Feddersen (taz)
19:30     Concert, Elin Kåven

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