Press release -
Silvana Imam to Oslo Pride 2016
Oslo Pride presents the Swedish rap queen Silvana Imam as the headliner in Pride Park Friday June 24th 2016.
Silvana Imam has taken both Norway and Sweden by storm over the past year, and has lately received an array of prizes. In 2016 Imam was named “Artist of the year” at Grammis, becoming the first rap artist ever to receive this award in Sweden. Also, Imam were awarded “Guldmicken“ in 2016 – naming Imam the best live artist of the year.
Imam's family originates from both Syria and Lithuania, and this mix, while growing up in Sweden, makes the fundament for her music, Imam told SVT.se: “It is about being an outsider as a woman, being an immigrant, lesbian, and to grow up listening to both Nas, Fairuz and Håkan Hellström - I'm a fusion of all that”.
Silvana Imam has a new album “Naturkraft” coming out March 25th 2016, and this summer Oslo Pride is proud to present her at our main stage in Pride Park Friday June 24th.
Pride Park is Oslo Pride’s main people hub. It opens Wednesday June 22nd and closes Saturday June 25th.
Each year about 60,000 people pass through the gates at Pride Park. People from all over Norway, Scandinavia, Europe and the world enjoys the free shows, concerts, international DJs, queer exhibitions, parties and the bustling life in our Pride Park, situated in the middle of the city center in Oslo, Norway - Spikersuppa.