Following the xenophobic murder of Benjamin Hermansen, the “Come Together” concert held on the 30th April 2001, aimed to raise awareness and combat racism in Norway. Speeches supporting the cause were made by Mr. Jens Stoltenberg 2001 Prime Minister of Norway, and Mr Happy Mahlangu, The South African Ambassador to Norway.
This event was organised in collaboration with Purr Productions, LO, Oslo Arbeiderparti, Nopa, Norsk Folkehjelp, AOF, Gramart, Musikernes Fellesorganisasjon and Handel og Kontor.
The event brought together well known Norwegian artists such as Mari Boine, Jonas Fjeld, Jørn Hoel, Noora, Stig Van Eijk, Raya, Torhild Sivertsen, Steinar Albrigtsen, Cheb Hocine, Dennis Otone and the Rhythm Ace, Bendik Hofseth, Zikalo, Pancha Embla, Zanza, Jon Poindexter and Ken Simuyemba.
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