All eyes were on Halmstad, Sweden on 28th April 2013 when African Market Place took place in the Library hall of the town with artists like Edo Bumba, Fatoumata Yayo, Sofi Hellborg, Connected Dreams, The Moniker, and around 200 children choir from Halland.
Skandik Afrik fans followed the event live on the web, right from when the event was opened by Edo Bumba band, Salieu Dibba and dance with Afrovikingz. Short breaks from the music scene gave the audience opportunity to buy some of the Africa crafts, clothes and bags that were on display in an open market at the library (Halmstads stadsbiblioteket).
Dance from Congo was performed by the three wise men, Edo Bumba, Diasilua Nsumbu and Steven Shungu which was later followed by the connected dreams from Falkenberg. The exchange of culture, music and dance came to the peak with the introduction of children choir from Halland, Sweden. The beautiful kids rendered their special number to the audience with The Moniker which was also assisted by the Edo Bumba band.
A resident in Halmstad Anna who was at the venue exclusively told Skandik Afrik crew that “I was very excited to see this in Halmstad, and will like to see more of it in the future”
Halmstad city have seen what the African Market place can offer, so had Gothenburg! The future will tell which other cities in Sweden will embrace the art and cultural exchanges of African values.
See how the Halmstads embrace African Market Place in pictures and let us know what you feel in your comment.
Edo bumba with his band in the middle of the crowd
Display of African ware at Halmstad in Sweden
Sofi Hellborg Edo Bumba
The Moniker with beautiful kids at the African Market Place
Fatounmata Yayo with Edo band on the stage
Appreciating African craft, bags,clothes in Sweden at the market place.
Edo with around 200 children choir at the African Market Place
Fun, dance and African vibes at African Market Place.
Artists that performed at African Market place in Halmstad