Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2019

For the Festival´s 13th edition, Stockholm Sangeet is presenting a magnificient, extended festival spanning over four days! In 2019 we also want to give highlight to two special topics: the 150 years anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the unique historical role of classical music and dances as a meeting point for hinduism and islam.

This year the festival will take place at several different venues, and besides the traditional classical music and dance also introduce the folk styles from Bangladesh and elsewhere. There will be activities such as yoga, panel discussions, food, dance workshop and showcases to provide a wider spectrum of experiences.

For the rasikas of tomorrow we also have Young Sangeet with student performances and children´s theatre.The last day at Stallet we will as usual host the popular Open Sangeet where everyone is welcome to meet, hang out, or even take the stage to perform music or dance from the South Asian subcontinent.

Stockholm Sangeet Festival is proud to once again present the world class artists of today as well as those of tomorrow. We still keep ticket costs to a minimum so that everyone can afford to come and bring the family along.

A warm welcome to Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2019!

Directions to the venues:

Day 1: Music Meeting Point Evening at Teatern, Röda Korsets Folkhögskola, Skärholmen

Day 2: Concert Day at Riksteatern, Hallunda

Day 3 Concert Day at Kulturskolan, Hammarby Sjöstad

Day 4: Open Sangeet at Stallet, Blasieholmen

Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2019 is organized by Stockholm Sangeet Förening in collaboration with Farhang Förening, Riksteatern, Stallet Världens musik, Kulturskolan Stockholm, Länsmusiken i Stockholm/Musikaliska, Skärholmens Stadsdelsförvaltning, Röda Korsets Folkhögskola, Swedish Mekteb, Sensus, Indisk Dansakademi, Mosaikteatern, Odissi Dansproduktion/Movement in Exile and SearchIndie with support from Kulturrådet, Stockholms Stads Kulturförvaltning, Region Stockholm, Statens Musikverk, and Indian Embassy of Sweden and Latvia.

Program Schedule

Music meeting point at the Theatre of Röda Korsets Folkhögskola, Bredängstorget 14
Coffee and sandwiches available from 17.30. Free entry.
NOTE:The venue is not available for wheelchairs

18.00 Panel Discussion

Artists Mohsin Ali Khan, Veronica Tjerned and Anurag Choudhary on the topic "Indian classical music and dance as a meeting point for hinduism and islam". Free entry. Röda Korsets Folkhögskola.

18.45 Tamnia Islam

vocal accompanied by Debasish Mukherjee on tabla. Free entry.

19.15 Kathak

Kathak dance by Veronica Tjerned accompanied by Debasish Mukherjee on tabla. Free entry.

Concert day at Riksteatern, Hallundavägen 30, Hallunda.
Tickets for afternoon and evening:
The venue is available for wheelchairs.

12:30 at Riksteatern - Yoga Workshop

An introduction to Plexuses and practical technique of Attitude of Psychic Union with Ms Veenu Soni, Teacher of Indian Culture at the Embassy of India, Stockholm. Free entry

14:00 at Riksteatern, Theatre 2 - Young Sangeet

A concert dedicated to the future of the arts. South Asian music and dance with students from Kulturskolan Stockholm, Srutilaya Music Centre, Saraswathy Kalakendra Institution of Fine Arts, Indisk Dansakademi and others. Free entry.

15:00 at Riksteatern - Bharatnatyam Workshop

Try facial expressions and hand movements, and create a small folk dans choreography with Usha Balasundaram of Saraswathy Kalakendra Institution of Fine Arts

16:00 at Riksteatern - Tamnia Islam

An homage to Gandhi through Khyal and Bhajan singing. Accompanied by Suranjana Ghosh on the tabla.

17:00 at Riksteatern, Theatre 2 - Gulabistan

Excerpt from the dance drama Gulabistan in collaboration with Mosaikteatern

17:30 at Riksteatern - Eastern Sangeet

Bangla songs with Shipra Nandi -vocal, Malik Nafiz -vocal, Moa Danielson Grimstad -santoor, Stian Grimstad -sitar, Hugo Widén -tabla, Jonas Sjöblom -flute

18:30 at Riksteatern, Theatre 2 - Kathakkompaniet

Sufi inspired modern and classic kathak dance performed by Indisk Dansakademi

19:00 at Riksteatern - Rani Khanam

Kathak dance performance accompanied by Debasish Mukherjee on tabla.

Concert Day at Kulturskolan,Lugnets Allé 86, Hammarby Sjöstad.
The venue is available for wheelchairs.

12:00 at Stallet - Fågeln som flög mot solen

Childrens theatre with animal stories mainly based on Indian and Nordic mythology. Suitable for 2-6 year olds. Ulrika Larsen and Ipshita Rajesh -choreography, dance and storytelling, Moa Danielson Grimstad -santoor, composition. tickets:

13:00 at Kulturskolan, Danssalen - Kathak Workshop

At Kulturskolan with Rani Khanam. All levels welcome. Sign up by email to

15:00 at Kulturskolan - Swar Yatra

Classical music with Mohsin Ali Khan -vocal, KG Westman -sitar, Suranjana Ghosh -tabla, Amanda Welch -swarmandal, Katarina Dahlbeck -tanpura

16:30 at Kulturskolan - Arun Venkitaram & Charu Hariharan

Concert of Violin and Mridangam in south Indian style

18:00 at Kulturskolan - Anupama Bhagwat

Sitar recital accompanied by Debasish Mukherjee on tabla

Open Sangeet at Stallet, Stallgatan 7.
The venue is available for wheelchairs. Free entry

18:00 at Stallet - Open Sangeet

Open stage with South Asian theme. Perform or just come by for food and drinks. To reserve a slot on stage email Free entry.

Highlights from Stockholm Sangeet 2018

Photos from Stockholm Sangeet 2019

Pictures by Max Dahlstrand, more at


Anupama Bhagwat
Rani Khanam
Rani Khanam
Debasish Mukherjee
Tamnia Islam
Shipra Nandy
Moa Danielson
Malik Nafiz
Stian Grimstad
Hugo Widén
Jonas Sjöblom
Mohsin Ali Khan
Suranjana Ghosh
K.G. Westman
Vernica Tjerned
Amanda Welch
Katarina Dahlbeck
Soumen Roy Chowdhary
Usha Balasundaram
Ulrika Larsen
Ipshita Rajesh
Arun Venkitaraman
Charu Hariharan
Veenu Soni