18 maj, 2017

Past Projects (2009-2011)

Our organization created one of the first Afro-Swedish youth initiatives which used culture to impact positively on society. This was named the Eleza project (2009-2012). The project was funded by the Heritage Fund in Sweden (Allmänna Arvsfonden)

The Eleza Project resulted in a book, an opera play and a film.

The Book

Muzicadelic published the first book about the shared history between Africa and Europe and personal stories of the participants depicting the life and challenges facing Afro-Swedish youth in Sweden. The book is titled Afrosvensk i det nya Sverige (”Afro-Swedes in the new Sweden”), published in 2009.

 

The Opera

Muzicadelic produced the first hip-hop opera play in Sweden against racism with the title Folkoperan Remixed (2010) in collaboration with the Royal College of Music in Sweden and Folkoperan. This opera play was later developed into the feature film (”We are like Oranges”), where both ethnic Swedes and Afro-Swedes participated – both youth and adults.