Selam

Bio

Selam is a main actor on the cultural scene in Stockholm. It is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit music organisation with an office in Stockholm and Addis Ababa. Selam organises and promotes festivals, concerts, tours, club nights and forums presenting global music with sounds from mainly Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean in professional venues. Selam also owns the independent record label, Selam Sounds.

Selam works with development within the music industry in a Swedish, Nordic and international context. The organisation operate a Swedish/East African music network and long term program of capacity building projects in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania with the aim to strengthen the infrastructure within the music sector. The projects are administrated by national coordinators in East Africa and the Selam team in Stockholm.

Selam has received several awards including Best Promotor at Folk – and World Music Awards 2010, Selam’s director Teshome Wondimu has also received Stockholm Honorary Award by the City of Stockholm.

SEStockholm, Sweden
In operation since: 
1997
Profile added by Lucy Ilado on 30 Mar 2021
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