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Caroline Cowan, Fanny Granström, Jaqee, Anna-Lena Tell, Marie-Louise Jatta, Stina Schroeder, Awa Ndao, Maria Llerena and Hannah Akuffo are nominees for the Swedish-African Woman of the Year.

English below

Maishagalan år 2010

Nu är Maishagalan äntligen tillbaka!

Datum: 24 mars

Tid: kl. 20.00

Plats: Södra Teatern

www.sodrateatern.com

Maishagalan med framträdanden av olika artister arrangeras för tredje året i rad och hålls detta år på Södra Teatern i Stockholm. Under denna gala utdelas Årets priser/utmärkelser i fyra kategorier till svensk-afrikanska kvinnor (Sweden African Women of the Year Awards).

Syftet med evenemanget är att uppmärksamma kvinnor som är förebilder och de som gör betydande insatser på områden som anknyter till Afrika.

Maishagalan kommer också att framföra en special hyllning till ”mama Afrika” Miriam Makeba.

Marika Carlsson leder Maishagalan 2010

Konferencier för galan blir Marika Carlsson. Hon är en välkänd komiker som år 2006 utsågs till bästa kvinnliga komiker på Svenska Stand-Upgalan. Marika Carlsson har också medverkat i teve program som 100 % i TV4, Stockholm Live och Grillad.

Galan

Galan bjuder på underhållning med gästspel av Baba Sissoko griot (historieberättare) från Mali men numera bosatt i Paris, och Sanjally Jobarteh griot från Gambia, numera bosatt i Oslo. Baba Sissoko spelar talking drums och ngoni, han har spelat med artister som Amadou & Mariam, Mory Kanté och Youssou N’dour.

Sanjally Jobarteh spelar en unik korarepertoar baserad på den traditionella klassiska stilen. Dessa två medverkar tillsammans med Fanta Yayo som också tillhör en griotsläkt från Guinea Conakry, med musik på temat ”Manding West African Classic Inspirations”.

Övriga medverkande på galan är bland andra: Mia Elb med danssolo, Årets Maisha Artist 2009 Fanny Granström tillsammans med den egna gruppen Street Conakry m.fl.

Nominerade

Caroline Cowan, Fanny Granström, Jaqee, Anna-Lena Tell, Marie-Louise Jatta, Stina Schröder, Awa Ndao, Maria Llerena och Hannah Akuffo.

Kontaktpersoner:

Madeleine Opira 073-563 16 29

Ababacarr Jammeh: 070-5544347
E-mail: maishagalan2009@gmail.com

Maishagalan finns på MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/maisha_missafricaswe

Maishagalan 2010

Now Maishagalan is finally back!

Date: 24 March

Time: kl. 20:00

Location: Southern Theater

www.sodrateatern.com

Maishagalan with performances by various artists are organized for the third consecutive year and held this year at the Southern Theater in Stockholm. During this year’s gala there will be awards in four categories for Swedish-African women (Sweden African Women of the Year Awards).

The purpose of the event is to highlight women who are role models and those who are making significant efforts in areas related to Africa.

Maishagalan will also make a special tribute to “Mama Africa” Miriam Makeba.

Marika Carlsson is the mistress of ceremonies for Maishagalan 2010. She is a well-known comedian who in 2006 was named best female comedienne in the Swedish Stand-Up awards show. Marika Carlsson has also appeared in TV programs including 100% of TV4, Stockholm Live, and grilled.

The Gala

The gala event offers entertainment with guest appearance by Baba Sissoko GRIOT (storyteller) from Mali, who now lives in Paris, and Sanjally Jobarteh GRIOT from Gambia, now living in Oslo. Baba Sissoko plays talking drums and ngoni, he has played with artists such as Amadou & Mariam, Mory Kant and Youssou N’Dour.

Sanjally Jobarteh plays a unique kora repertoire based on traditional classical style. These two are involved with Fanta Yayo who also belong to a griots group from Guinea Conakry, with music on the theme of “West African Manding Classic Inspirations”.

Other participants at the gala include: Mia Elb dance solo, for the year 2009 Maisha Artist Fanny Granström, together with their group Street Conakry Others.

Nominess

Caroline Cowan, Fanny Granström, Jaqee, Anna-Lena Tell, Marie-Louise Jatta, Stina Schroeder, Awa Ndao, Maria Llerena and Hannah Akuffo.

Contact:

Madeleine Opira 073-563 16 29

Ababacarr Jammeh: 070-5544347
E-mail: maishagalan2009@gmail.com

Maishagalan is on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/maisha_missafricaswe

About Maishagalan

The event is linked from the beginning to the International Women’s Day and is a tribute to the dedicated Swedish-African women. The Maisha gala and the Sweden African Women of the Year Awards is also about honouring the women who have inspired very many people through their achievements and those who are good-will ambassadors for Africa. A further aim of the gala is to improve the image of Africa.

“Maisha” means life on the Swahili language, the main language spoken in East Africa.

NOTE:

I’ve met Caroline and think she’s great! Good luck!

Caroline Cowan

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