Minneapolis (SPR): We would like to invite you to join us to celebrate the second anniversary of Somali Public Radio (SPR) on Saturday, October 13th between 08:00 PM – 2:00 AM at Safari Banquet Hall, Minneapolis MN. The event will exhibit a mix of modern and classic Somali poetry, prose literature, comedy, plays, and music as well as celebrate the achievements of the Somali American community in Minnesota.
Somali Public Radio is a non-profit media outlet that broadcasts in Somalia (89.5fm) and in the twin cities through partnership with KFAI Radio airing Sunday night’s show from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Twin Cities at (90.3 fm and 106.7 fm). The event will showcase Somali American talents as well celebrates 2 years of SPR’s successful programming covering a wide spectrum of issues including current affairs, health, educational and anti-radicalization programs. The radio was established by Somali-Americans who are residents of Minnesota and serves as a vehicle for diverse thoughts, catalyst for natural growth—collective perception of local issues and options for improvement.
Over 20 Renowned Somali composers and musicians are expected to attend the event. Among the performers this October 13th are the popular Somali band Waayaha Cusub, Salah Donyale; a talented and influential song writer/composer and a co-founder of Somali Public Radio; Nathan Rober, an American Comedian who recently visited Somalia; Somali Singer Ahmed Yare, Jaabir, Axzaab, and many more other Somali entertainers.
Last October (2011), SPR held a similar event which marked the first communion of Somali arts, literature and music in the Twin Cities.
The event is intended to raise public awareness on a myriad of issues facing the Somali- American community such as social exclusion, youth crime, unemployment and radicalisation. Through live performances and traditional poetry readings, our aim is to bring together a community of talent, showcasing Somali sounds of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Last October, we had more than 400 participants and this year we expect far more.
We urge you to buy tickets in advance, as tickets are expected to run out.
For more information in regards to this event, you can reach the contacts below.