Archive for October, 2009

Saturday, 31 October – Festival Books presents

Written by admin on October 29th, 2009

Books @ Somali Week Festival

Books @ Somali Week Festival

Chaired by Jama Musse Jama
2-6pm |Free
This afternoon will be organised with our partner organisation Redsea-online.com, which promotes literature, reading and writing. There will be book presentations from Somali language . Authors and Somali books will be available to buy. Appearances will come from: Abdi-aziiz Ali Ibrahim Xildhibaan author of Sooyaalkii ssuugaanta Abdaleh Raag, Abdilahi Awed Igeh, author of Ladh; Ahmed Abdilahi Cawale, author of Bakayle Fariid ah; Cabdalle Cismaan Shafey, producer of Somali Cartoon Films; Cabdiraxmaan Maxamed Abtidoon, author of BAXAAR – Boqorkii webiga; Cumar Xaaji-Bile Aadan, author of Mabaadi’da, Salaynta iyo kala dhigdhigga Afka Soomaaliga; Jama Musse Jama, editor of Sheeko iyo Shaahid short stories, Mahamed Baashe H Hassan, author Hal aan tabayey: Xaaji Adan Afqalooc Rashiid Sh Abdilahi, author (with Ismail Aw Adan and Ahmed Awgeedi translated by Martin Orwin) of Suugaanta Nabada iyo Colaadda Saciid Cali Shire, author of Hoggaamiye Sayid Maxamed Yuusuf, author of Somaliland: lixdankii iyo xilligii ka horreeyey Xasan Cabdi Madar, author of Riyaaq, Barbaarsame; Nabaaddiino

Saturday, 31 October – Final event featuring all visiting and local artists
6-10pm |Fee £5
The final SWF event will bring all the visiting artists together with our UK-based artists and will include Abdurrahman “Abees”, Durta, Faysal Aw Abdi Anbalash, aisha Luul Maxamuud, Beeldaaje, Maxamed-Kayse, Cali Seenyo, Mahamed Jama Kaid, and more.

This will be a great opportunity for young and old alike to share the joy of listening to these artists’ work. This final event promises to be a fitting conclusion to this year’s festival. The international aspect of the festival is important and grounded in partnership and work with artists and organisations in Somali speaking territories.

For more information about the festival programme call 07903 712 949.

Toddobaadkii Soomaalida oo ka socda Oxford House

Written by admin on October 26th, 2009

Jimcihii dhowayto (23/10/2009) ayuu mar kale bandhiggu ka bilaabmay Oxford House oo ku dhacda bariga London. Waa sannadkii afraad ee la qabto bandhiggan Suugaanta, Afka iyo Dhaqanka Soomaalida oo qayb ka ah Xuska Taariikhda Dadka Madow oo sannadkiiba bisha Octoobar ka dhaca waddanka Ingiriiska.

Maalmihii Jimcaha, Sabtida iyo Axadda ayuu barnaamijku si toos ah u soconayey, si taxane ahna u socon doonaa ilaa laga gaadhayo maalinta Sabti ee inagu soo qumman (31/10/2009) oo ah maalinta soo gabagabayntiisa.

Boqollaal qof ayaa soo booqanaya maalin kasta Daarta Oxford House, kana qayb gelaya bandhig suugaaneed qiimo weyn ku fadhiya oo goobtaas ka dhacaya galab kasta. Marti sharaf hal abuur ah ayaa laga soo qayb geliyaa sannad kasta oo waddankii ka yimaadda. Sannadkanna in kasta oo xagga Fiisayaasha dartood hal abuur dhawr ahi u baaqdeen, haddana waxa ka qayb qaadanaya Maxamed Jaamac Warsame (Kayd) oo ah abwaan halis ah oo golayaashii murtida iyo madadaalada caan ka ahaan jirey, Cabdiraxmaan Yuusuf Cartan oo habka masraxa ku dheereeya, sannadkanna i noo sida riwaayad cusub oo la magac baxday “Baqayo Rogod”, maalinta Arbacadana la soo bandhigi doono (28/10/2009).

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Somali Week Festiva 2009 – Today!

Written by admin on October 24th, 2009

Programme of Events- today – Saturday, 24th October 2009
A day of pure poetry Chaired By Mohamed Bashe
2-6pm | Fee £5

This day of Somali poetry will feature the visiting poet and composer, Mahamed Jama Kaid, and UK based poets such Ali Ahmed Raabbi Seenyo, Beeldaaje, Ismail Aw Adan, Mohamed- Kayse Yusuf Abdi, and Mahamed Hassan “Dhagles” Kaid teaches at Hargeisa University and is a well-respected poet, playwright and song writer for celebrated artists such as Khadra Daahir.
Ismail Aw-Aden is a modern Somali lyricist, poet and play composer
Mohamed-Keyse is a poet and writer on Somali culture. During the 1980s, while working at the Somali Academy of science and culture, he produced his first poems. Since then he has written many poems and several essays on Somali culture, including one on traditions of Somali camel rearing.
Mahamed Hassan “Dhagles” is a London-based poet and song-writer.

Performance by Nimo Degan, Gaadaco, Farhan Hidig and Abdifitaah yare
Chaired By Arisaq Socoto
6-10pm | Fee £5

Gaadaco is one of the most famous vocalists living in London; he will be joined by artists Nimo Degan, Farhaan Xidig and Abdifitaah yare. Expect an unforgettable evening that promises a smooth blend of melodies and harmonies.

See the full programme:  SWF 2009 – the final program

Somali Week Festival – The programme of events

Written by admin on October 20th, 2009

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture Presents
Somali Week Festival 2009
Oxford House

Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG

Programme updated!

Friday 23 October to 31 October 2009
Kayd Somali Arts and culture in partnership with REDSEA-ONLINE.COM, and a range of national, international and local community organisations is pleased to present the Somali Week Festival as part of Black History Month.
The SWF is an established festival within the Somali community in London, nationally and internationally. It celebrates and explores the uniqueness of Somali art and culture. The festival will showcase this year mix of poetry, prose literature, plays and music which will be presented by artists, while also allowing ample time for discussions between artists, professional guests and audiences. SWF will present and celebrate Somali arts and culture by featuring international and UK-based artists of the highest calibre in a vibrant programme of events. The overarching theme for this year’s Somali Week Festival is Censorship.
For more information about the festival programme visit www.kayd.org or call 07903 712 949. For stalls please email: ayan_mahamoud@kayd.org

SWF 2009 – the final program (NEW!!)

Shaping the Future: Shaping Strategies & Engaging Refugees & Migrant communities with public & civic institutions across London

Written by admin on October 16th, 2009

Shaping the future: Delivering equality for Refugees & Migrant communities
Seminar Context & Aims:
The public debate on refugees and asylum seekers is often emotive, usually fuelled by media hysteria and intolerance. Yet no one would argue that anyone seeking protection from danger should be able to live in safety, with dignity and treated with equality. Indeed many official sources agree that most refugees face exceptional barriers to integrate in the main stream life? How can we ensure that the new arrivants – refugees and migrants – to the capital belong to the mainstream of London’s development?
To encourage further debate and to develop a critical understanding on the Refugee involvement and representation, The Asian Health Agency in partnership with Tower Hamlets Somali Community Network & Kayd Art & Culture is organizing this seminar on this important issue to bring leading refugee organisations, policy makers, voluntary organisations, service providers and members of the refugee communities together to discuss how to improve refugee communities representation through community involvement and engagement.
Read the program: Refugees_and_Migrants Seminar271009Final