We invite you to the Rafto Prize Award Ceremony 8th November at 18:00 CET in honor of the 2020 Rafto Laureate, with local and national artists on stage. This year the Award Ceremony will be livestreamed and we hope you can join us in the celebration!
The Rafto Prize for 2020 is awarded the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) for their persistence in bravely resisting Egypt´s state of fear. ECRF documents, reports and raises awareness about the grave human rights violations in Egypt and beyond, and provides legal support to victims of human rights abuses.
JONAS ALASKA// With his down-to-earth, personal and honest portrayals, it's no wonder Jonas Alaska is a critic's favorite. Already with his debut album, he was triple-nominated for the Norwegian Grammy.
SOLÅ // She calls her musical project a result of unhappy love, and it has clearly resonated among listeners. With a critically acclaimed artist debut, Sol Sunnanå Eriksen, performing under the name Solå, has rapidly established herself as a unique and open-hearted voice in the ever-growing musical landscape.
SIRENENE // Sirenene is the official female student choir at the University of Bergen. The choir consists of around 30 girls from different faculties. The female choir is known for their musical quality, and their repetoar expands from jazz and pop music, to classical and folk music.With their signature sunflower hair accessory, and their captivating scene presence, the sirens will mesmerize every audience.
NORA GUNDERSEN & ODA VOLTERSVIK // Nora Gundersen and concert pianist Oda Voltersvik will perform at Den Nationale Scene in November! They have both played as solo artists and chamber musicians both in Norway and abroad.
DØSSI // Ingrid Døssland, known as DØSSI, is a producer and singer/songwriter. With her dreamy voice, DØSSI draws you in to her own world of feelings and melancholy.
FRODE GRYTTEN // Frode Grytten has, throughout an extensive and critically acclaimed career, distinguished himself as one of Norway's foremost writers.
More performances TBA.
The Rafto Foundation is a politically independent organisation which works for human rights. Since 1987 the foundation has awarded the Rafto Prize to brave defenders of the human rights and democracy. The network of laureates is made up of prominent persons and organisations from all over the world. The annual Rafto Award has over time received international acclaim for bringing unknown voices into the light.