Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2020

Welcome to the festival!

After much delay we are very proud and happy to finally present to you the program of the 14th edition of our festival. This time we are bringing the festival home to you, streaming from this page and also as part of Kulturnatt Stockholm. We have taken help from professional filmmakers to ensure that also this time the festival will be a high quality experience, wherever you choose to enjoy it. Besides the streams, Stockholm Sangeet will also be featured in Skulpturskogen Ed, where the sounds of the festival will play from one of the sculptures.

Stockholm Sangeet Festival is organized by Stockholm Sangeet Förening in collaboration with Farhang Förening, Odissi Dansproduktion, Mobikey, Sounday Production, Kulturföreningen Källaren and Aliasteatern with support from Statens Kulturråd, Region Stockholm and Indian Embassy of Sweden and Latvia.

Program 14th edition

April 24th

Skulpturskogen Ed

12:00 CET Vernissage

Kultturföreningen Källaren is arranging an exhibition of sculptures in a forest in Upplands Väsby, next to Villa Ed. One of the featured artists is Annika Heed who is also the creator of the sculpture which is the logotype for Stockholm Sangeet. This very same sculpture will play the sounds of the festival at the exhibition.

Classic Bollywood

Our contribution for streaming at Kulturnatt Stockholm Play, recorded at Sounday Productions:

18:00 CET Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana

This year, the festival is contributing to Kulturnatt Stockholm with a classic from the golden years of Bollywood. Eliza is a dancer who originally is from Bangladesh. She grew up in Russia and studied Indian classical dance in Moscow. She has since then moved to Stockholm and has been teaching dance at Kulturama and Bollowood dancing at her own dance studio. Here she is accompanied by Stian Grimstad -sitar, K.G. Westman -sitar, Moa Danielson Grimstad -santoor and Hugo Widén -tabla.

April 25th

Main Concerts

A high quality production recorded at Aliasteatern in Stockholm, directed by Homayoon Mobaraki for streaming in the festival´s own channels:

18:00 CET North Meets South

North Meets South is a meeting of Carnatic and Hindustani classical music featuring two of Sweden´s greats: Arun Venkitaraman on the violin and Suranjana Ghosh on tabla. Be prepared for raga fireworks!

18:30 CET Bindu Sagar

Bindu Sagar connects the two dancers Ulrika Larsen and Pauline Reibell as well as their respective Indian classical dance form Odissi and Bharatanatyam. Bindu Sagar is a celebration of the ocean, and at the same time of Devi, mother of the universe and the source of creation, in her many different forms. The dancers explores spoken word and poetry in dialogue with abhinaya, the expressive aspect of Indian classical dance using hand gestures- mudra, facial expressions, sculpturesque poses and a particularly strong presence. It is poetry in motion with live tunes of sitar by Stian Grimstad. This performance is created especially for the Festival.