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Bristol Somali Festival 2016: Identity & Heritage

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As part of celebrating Black history month, your multi-award winning Ujima 98fm has teamed up with the Bristol Somali festival. On October 26th from 6-8pm, join us live on-air for a live broadcast from the launch event at the MShed Week.
26/10/16 from 5-8pm at the M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN

This evening event sees the launch of Bristol Somali Week Festival, bringing key figures in Bristol and some of the most renowned scholars in conversation with one another. The evening will explore the meaning of Soomaalinimo (Somaliness) or Somali Identity and the ways in which it has evolved historically since it first emerged in anti-colonial struggles in the 1940s. Speakers will investigate the multiple and contested political, cultural and social meanings of Soomaalinimo, and reflect on what it means today for the younger generations.
Key note speaker: Prof Ali Jimale Ahmed chaired by Mohamed Ibrahim Shire.

Guest speakers include:  Mayor Marvin Rees, Cllr Estella Ticknell, Deputy Mayor, Cabinet member for Arts & Culture, Sado Jirde, Director of BSWN, Abdul Ahmed, chair of Somali Forum followed with performance by local artists.

For more details on how to attend this invite only event as well as to check out the wide array of other events happening across the week of celebrations of Somali culture click here…

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