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Rita Verdonk Presented With 'Papa's'
Amsterdam, Wed, 17. May 2006Last Wednesday 14 June 2006, after a performance by the African band 'The Revival Okapi' general manager of COA Nurten Albayrak presented the CD/DVD 'Papa's' to minister Rita Verdonk.

CD/DVD "Papa's" presented to the management of COA and minister Verdonk

During a symposium on migration and the farewell ceremony of the management of COA that took place in The Hague on Wednesday 14 June 2006, the African band 'The Revival Okapi' has presented the CD/DVD 'Papa's' to general manager Nurten Albayrak-Temur. In turn, during the farewell dinner Albayrak-Temur presented the album to minister Rita Verdonk.
'Papa's' is the live-recording of the NBE's New Year's Concert 2006. The concert's theme was 'Papa's' (Daddies), the predominant issue being musicians seeking asylum in The Netherlands. The performance of 'The Revival Okapi' consisting of Congolese and Angolese asylum seekers with and without residence permit was one of the highlights of the 2006 New Year's Concert that on Januari 1st 2006 was broadcasted live from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

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