MINO CULTURE – CHALLENGING THE BLIND SPOTS

PUBLISHED MONDAY 4.5.2020

Roskilde Festival is non-profit

Every year, Roskilde Festival donates all profits to humanitarian, other charitable, non-profit and cultural work with a special focus on children and young people. Since 1972, the festival has generated more than DKK 420,000,000 (approx. EUR 56,400,000) for these purposes.

‘Young Voices’ is the most ambitious open call the festival has ever launched. 32 initiatives within arts, music, social change, environment and climate have received a total of DKK 15,000,000 (approx. EUR 2,000,000) of the festival’s profits from 2019.

Young people from ethnic minorities are often talked about rather than talked with. Mino Culture is going to change that. Roskilde Festival has donated 600.000 DKK.

Kewan Hussein is a celebrated music producer. He is also a classical trained cellist. His story , one about hard work and dedication is shared by organization Mino Danmark which during the last four years has worked hard to promote the voices of young people from ethnic minorities – people who often land in the blind spot of the public eye.

The new project, Mino Culture, will build on top of the work already done, and will manifest itself as cultural events, media production, a cultural magazine and even a cultural canon collecting works of Danish artists from ethnic minorities.

“Through our activities from these last four years it’s clear to see that a whole generation of young people from ethnic minorities is starving for the opportunity to express themselves and leave their mark on the cultural scene, they too are a part of. However too many experience that they are talked about and not talked with”, says CEO of Mino Danmark, Niddal El-Jabri.

Mino Danmark receives 600.000 kroner from Roskilde Festival. Other collaborators are concert venue Vega In Copenhagen, the main library of Copenhagen, concert venue Dokk1 in Aarhus and many others.