Kayd, along with its partner Redsea-online, are proud to announce the inaugural Somali Arts and Culture Festival to be held in Hargeysa, Somaliland, from 22nd-26th July 2009. The festival has been named Mooge Festival, after the celebrated and influential Somali musician Mohammed Mooge, and will incorporate the Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF).
The festival focuses largely, but not exclusively, on issues relating to gender equality and active citizenship, with particular attention paid to how they affect young people. As well as working with schools and civic groups, the festival has invited a variety of different artists to share their expertise in using their tools to examine and challenge what they perceive as inequities.
Kayd is an organisation promoting the freedom of expression through art and culture in the Somali territories, and aims to encourage the tolerance and appreciation of the diverse Somali culture.
If you would like any more information, here’s a link back to a previous post about HIBF.