In August 2014, the organizer conducted the Oslo World VårtNabolag for the first time at the Torshov transit reception. Since then, they have organized VårtNabolag twelve times at five receptions in four different municipalities.
– By organizing a one-day music festival at the asylum reception, we want to contribute to participation, volunteering and dialogue between asylum seekers and people living in the neighborhood. We believe that creating something together and creating a community around music, culture and food is essential for further integration, writes the organizer Oslo World in a press release.
Free of charge
The festival opens its doors at noon on Sunday, and the event is free and open to all.
Residents of the Ringsaker reception center offer food samples from their home country, with ingredients such as organic chicken from the Hovelsrud farm and vegetables from the local kitchen garden.
A team of rural women prepares and serves traditional svelte with flour from Ousdal gård according to a secret recipe from the ferries of Western Norway. Quench your thirst with blackcurrant juice from Mølstad farm.
In addition, a choral song is heard in Ringsaker Kantor and Arve Tellefsen (violin) and Rohini Sahajpal (Indian sitar) play together.
The band Matata will also appear, which uses music and dance as a form of communication between body and soul. The artists are from Kenya.
In addition, the festival offers music with artist Daniela Reyes, OMVR and Matata, among others. The 3rd grade of Nes primary school will also perform.
There will also be a dance and a separate dance workshop, as well as the opportunity to try out as a tourer with the Nes Sports Club, as well as several other activities.
Own bus VårtNabolag
The organizers believe that there will soon be a lot of cars needing parking in Nes that day, so they have set up their VårtNabolag buses that leave from Mølla shopping center in Brumunddal at 11:45 and 13:45 via Gaupen School and Nes School directly to the festival. The buses, which are also free to enter, return around 16:15.
Organizers Ringsaker municipality, Mølstad gård – blackcurrant experiences and Oslo World hope that many will find their way to the Ringsaker reception center in Nes on Sunday for the festival.