2 November 1887

Today, 125 years ago, Sweden lost one of its big superstars: “The Swedish Nightingale”. The opera singer Jenny Lind passed away. She was one of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, and she is known for her performances in soprano roles in opera in Sweden, Europe, and in the US. She started her success in … Read more2 November 1887

Mando Diao + Gustaf Fröding = sant!

Mando Diao Vem/vilka? Swedish indie/alternative rock band from Dalarna, active since 1999. Gustaf Fröding Vem? Regarded as one of Sweden’s greatest poet and writer, died in 1911. Combine the two, and you get Mando Diao’s interpretation of one of his poems – “Strövtåg i hembygden” (Rambles in my homeland). So why not kill two birds … Read moreMando Diao + Gustaf Fröding = sant!

Svensk musik på svenska

Hej! Here is a little Friday treat for you: I have pulled together a Spotify playlist with a variety of Swedish artists singing in Swedish. Have a listen, see if there is something you like. If there is, listen to more songs by that artist, and maybe learn the songs so you can sing along! … Read moreSvensk musik på svenska