Delegation of the European Union to Sudan

Sama International Music program

11/10/2017 - 14:58
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SAMA International Music Festival in Khartoum co funded by the EU to promote traditional and contemporary music in Sudan.

The SAMA International Music Festival is a project co-funded by the European Union that aims to promote both traditional and contemporary Sudanese music and traditions through highlighting the diverse spectrum of Sudan’s cultural landscape. The festival will create a platform for musicians and artists from within and outside Sudan, to explore, collaborate, exchange, and present their works, within a safe and supportive space. It will be held from 16 – 26 October in six venues in Khartoum.

The Concert program is as follows:

Date and Time: 23/10/2017 @19:30 – 21:30


Event: Concert by Sanzy Viany and Nabalüm

Discover music from West and central Africa - Afro jazz and world music

Venue: French Institut , public invitation

Entry: Free Tickets

Date and time: 24/10/2017 @19:30-21:30


Event “When drums talk “sample of music by all participants

Venue: EU premises

Entry: With Closed Guest List

Date and Time: 25/10/2017 @19:30-21:30


Event: Film & Lecture : “ Drums & Rituals in Sudan , by Dr. Ali Aldaw

Venue: Goethe Institut

Entry: open for public

Date and Time: 26/10/2017 @ 19:30-21:30


Event “When drums talk “ by Mamadou Diabate, Sanzy & nabalum , Sudan drums ,

Nile drums , Nogara project & Kamerata

Venue: National Theatre

Entry: Free Tickets

The Workshop program is as follows:

Using Arts in raising awareness about environment workshop

Date from 16th October – 17th October

Description: a hands-on experiences and theory about How to use arts in raising awareness about environment

Participants: 20


Sound engineering & stage management workshop, in cooperation with Karmacol festival (Swiss initiative)

Date From 19th October – 22nd October

Description: hands on training for intermediate to professional level technicians who have been worked in this field, to improve their skills and technicality.

No . of participants 10



Drum workshops by Mamadou

Date from 22 October - 25 October

Description: Mamadou band will be working with Sudanese participants in 2-3 rhythm

No. Of participant: 29

22/10/2017- introduction workshop

23/10/2017 – exchanging ideas

24/10/2017 – working on rhythm

25/10/2017– working on rhythm

26/10/2017 – final show in the evening


Dance workshops by Djoutala Seydi

Date: 22 October – 25 October

Description: Seydi will teach dance from West Africa and at the same time learn from Sudanese their moves , to discover difference and similarities

No. Of participants: 15x participants- from Sudan drums, Kamerata and MOC ?

22/10/2017 – introduction workshop

23/10/2017 – teaching and learning workshops

24/10/2017 – continue

25/10/2017- continue

26/10/2017 – final show in the evening


Vocal workshops by Sanzy & Nabalum

Date: 23 October – 25 October

Description: three day workshop to exchange different music and singing style , from central and west Africa beside afro jazz and world music .

No. of participants: 8-10


For more information or press inquries, please contact: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of the Sudan Address: Block 1B, Plot 10, Gamhoria Street, Khartoum, P.O. Box 2363 Tel: 249.(0) 183 79 93 93 - Fax: 799 399 – Mobile: 990095577



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