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Voices Without Borders – En stund på jorden

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Voices Without Borders – En stund på jorden

This is Gränslösa Röster – ‘Voices without Borders’. Founded in 2016, it’s a choir where everyone is welcome, regardless of background or nationality, age or experience, profession or education. The choir consists of asylum seekers, newly arrived and established Swedes, all united by the power of music.

This song, ‘En stund på jorden’ (‘A Moment on Earth’), is written by singer and producer Laleh Pourkarim, one of Scandinavia’s biggest artists. Her music communicates a feeling of true freedom, in both Swedish and English. Her story started when she was a refugee moving from country to country, seeking freedom and power over her own life, and her journey and quest to make the world a better place continues.

Song: ‘En stund på jorden’
Composer: Laleh Pourkarim
Choir arrangement: Helene Rydberg Larsson
Conductor/piano: Cecilia Öhrwall

 

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Music videos: Carolina Wallin Perez – Hooked on a Feeling

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Music videos: Carolina Wallin Perez – Hooked on a Feeling

Carolina Wallin Pérez takes on ‘Hooked on a Feeling’, which became a massive hit in 1974 when Björn Skifs and his Blue Swede band hit number one in the US Billboard charts.  The Blue Swede hit was in turn a cover version of a song from 1968, with country and pop singer B.J. Thomas.

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Music video: Carolina Wallin Perez – Never Forget You

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Music video: Carolina Wallin Perez – Never Forget You

Listen to this beautiful interpretation of world artist Zara Larsson’s song ‘Never Forget You’ by Swedish singer Carolina Wallin Pérez.

In 2009, Carolina Wallin Pérez debuted with the album ‘Pärlor och Svin’ (‘Pearls and Pigs’), with her acoustic and jazz interpretations of Swedish pop–rock band Kent.

‘Never Forget You’ is a song by Swedish Zara Larsson and British singer and songwriter MNEK. Produced by: Zara Larsson, Arron Davey and Uzoechi Emenike.

Close-up image of the dish toast skagen with caviar on the top
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Recipe: Gustav Johansson (@javligtgott) – vegan Toast Skagen

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Recipe: Gustav Johansson (@javligtgott) – vegan Toast Skagen

What’s better than a Toast Skagen? Try it vegan!

The recipe is made by Gustav Johansson (@javligtgott) – a cookbook author who runs Sweden’s largest vegan food blog, Jävligt Gott, and is co-owner of vegan restaurant ChouChou.

Ingredients: 4 portions
200 g firm tofu, unseasoned
1 small red onion
½ fennel
2 dl vegan mayonnaise
5 tbsp seaweed caviar
1/2 dl chopped fresh dill
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and black pepper

1 loaf of levain bread
50 g seaweed caviar
a few sprigs of fresh dill
salt and black pepper
lemon wedges
vegan butter or olive oil

A dish of meatballs with mashed potatoes
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Recipe: Gustav Johansson (@javligtgott) – vegan meatballs

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Recipe: Gustav Johansson (@javligtgott) – vegan meatballs

Swedish meatballs, ‘köttbullar’, must be prepared, above all, with love. This is why homemade meatballs are a widespread concept in Sweden, and there are many different favourite recipes – with and without meat.

This recipe is made by Gustav Johansson (@javligtgott) – a cookbook author who runs Sweden’s largest vegan food blog, Jävligt Gott, and is co-owner of the vegan restaurant ChouChou.

Ingredients: 4 portions
The meatballs
400 g vegan mince (that’s possible to shape into balls)
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 yellow onion
1.5 tbsp concentrated vegetable stock
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Chinese mushroom soy
½ tbsp ground allspice
Vegan butter to fry in (a lot)
Salt and black pepper

Cream sauce
4 dl oat cream
1.5 tbsp vegetable stock
½ dl stirred lingonberries
1 tbsp dark Chinese mushroom soy sauce
1 tbsp dried thyme
5 dried juniper berries
Salt and black pepper

Pressed cucumber
1 large fresh cucumber
A lot of salt
2 tbsp vinegar (12%)
1 dl water
3 tbsp sugar
A pinch of white pepper
A small handful of chopped parsley

Stirred lingonberries
3 dl fresh lingonberries
1–1.5 dl sugar

Mashed potatoes
1 kg floury potatoes
2 dl oat cream
2–3 tbsp vegan butter
A pinch of ground nutmeg
Salt and white pepper to taste

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Recipe videos: Zeina Mourtada – chokladbollar

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Recipe videos: Zeina Mourtada – chokladbollar

Craving something sweet? Here’s a classic recipe for Swedish chokladbollar (chocolate balls) made by Zeina Mourtada. You have to try it!

Zeina Mourtada is a Swedish TV chef, food blogger and cookbook author. She runs one of Sweden’s leading food blogs and shares her recipes on her Instagram account @Zeinaskitchen.

Ingredients: 25 chocolate balls
150 g butter, of room temperature
2 dl caster sugar
4.5 dl oats
1 tsp vanilla sugar
4.5 tbsp cocoa of good quality
3 tbsp cold coffee

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Recipe: Zeina Mourtada – grilled vegetables

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Recipe: Zeina Mourtada – grilled vegetables

Available in 4:5 and 9:16. In English and Arabic.

Swedish summer is synonymous with grilling, and what’s better than a grilled plate of vegetables and a potato salad?

Try this delicious recipe by Zeina Mourtada, a Swedish TV chef, food blogger and cookbook author. She runs one of Sweden’s leading food blogs and shares her recipes on her Instagram account @Zeinaskitchen.

Ingredients: 6–8 portions 

1 kg of vegetables – choose freely between aubergine/eggplant, zucchini, asparagus mushrooms, peppers, carrots, onions and lemons
1 dl olive oil
0.5 dl balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp soy
3 pressed cloves of garlic
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried thyme
Grated peel of a lemon (yellow part only)
Salt and pepper

Thje band Trapptoner sitting in a stairs playing music
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Music: Trapptoner – Longing for Lullabies

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Music: Trapptoner – Longing for Lullabies

Beautiful music performance by @Trapptoner and their cover of ‘Longing for Lullabies’, the second single from the Swedish producer and singer-songwriter Kleerup‘s first album. 
 
The members of Trapptoner work at a cardiology unit in the Swedish city of Jönköping. They send love and hope on social media with their heartfelt and touching music. 
 
Trapptoner are: nurse Matilda Bäck and her doctor colleagues Jan Thollander and Sven Lagerberg. 
 
Song: Andreas Kleerup

The band Trapptoner sitting in the stairs playing music
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Music: Trapptoner – tough love

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Music: Trapptoner – tough love

Enjoy some beautiful music from @Trapptoner and their cover of the mega hit ‘Tough Love’ by Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii featuring Agnes and Vargas & Lagola.

Trapptoner are not just musicians, but all work at a cardiology unit at a hospital in the Swedish city of Jönköping. 

In the past years, hospital and healthcare workers have struggled more than ever. In the middle of all the work, Trapptoner have kept sending love and hope on social media with their heartfelt and touching music. ❤️

Trapptoner are: nurse Matilda Bräck and her doctor colleagues Jan Thollander and Sven Lagerberg.

Song: ‘Tough love’ by Swedish DJ Avicii, Tim Bergling, featuring Swedish singer Agnes and Vargas & Lagola.

Close-up image of the exhibition in green and yellow colors with the text music moments in the centre

Swedish music moments

Swedish music moments

Swedish songwriters and producers are immensely popular. The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Maroon 5, Pink, Britney Spears, Madonna, Ellie Goulding, Jonas Brothers – these are just some of the international pop acts who have collaborated with Swedes. 

Since the mid-1990s, Swedish songwriters and producers have at times been behind up to half of all top tens on the US Billboard chart. 

Stockholm and Los Angeles are two of the capitals in international pop today. Lots of hits are written and produced there. Check out the global pop songwriter elite and you’ll find that around 50 or so are Swedes. Sweden is the world’s third largest music exporter. 

It’s an incredible success story. How on earth could a small country of 10 million people partly located inside the Arctic Circle, and with a language unintelligible to non-Scandinavians, become a world leader in pop? 

This toolkit, Swedish Music Moments, comprises an exhibition of reasons behind the success story, as well as iconic moments from the Swedish music history. The exhibition also showcases Swedish innovations that have transformed the way we listen to, distribute and produce music.  

Music makes our hearts sing and a lot of people share a musical experience with Swedish songwriters, producers or artists! This is an opportunity to celebrate those relationships! 

Building blocks

Exhibition overview – both for wall-mounted and in exhibition modules (English, pdf)

Exhibition texts for translation: introduction and captions (English, pdf and Word)

Video for loop on Join the Band table – not for social media (1 min 25 sec)

To obtain high resolution print files and exhibition video – email the Swedish Institute contact person Oskar Röhlander.

An image of ten posters in the exhibition depicting famous swedish artists

Communication materials

Posts for Social Media (COMING SOON, images in png, suggested text in English for translation)

Stickers

Playlist on Spotify

#SwedishMusicMoments

To obtain high resolution print files for press images and social media images – email the Swedish Institute contact person Oskar Röhlander.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

Initiatives that include the exhibition in combination with lectures and/or workshop will be prioritised.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Oskar Röhlander.