Sweden Makes Music In NYC

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Music & Arts

Sweden Makes Music In NYC

Check out the latest up-and-coming music artists to hail from Sweden during the sixth annual Sweden Makes Music event on Dec. 4 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The mini-music festival is organized by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York and Export Music Sweden with support from the Swedish Institute. Each year, Scandinavian concert promoter Luger selects which music artists from Sweden will perform. The event’s overall initiative is to support the local indie scene in Sweden, according to Billboard.

In the past, genres have ranged from R&B and folk to electronic and pop and more, showcasing the diversity and talent of Sweden’s music scene. Here’s the lineup for this year’s event.

  • Cherrie – The Swedish-Somali R&B artist is known for her powerful lyrics, often addressing issues related to race, immigration and her struggles of growing up in Rinkeby.
  • ViVii – Emil and Caroline Jonsson and Anders Eckeborn make up the pop trio ViVii, which debuted its first single, “Siv,” earlier this year.
  • Vacation Forever – The synth-driven music project is the brainchild of Zacharias Zachrisson, who describes his music as “tropical emo.” He debuted Vacation Forever’s first EP earlier this year and has been opening shows for Lykke Li.
  • Bella Boo – The producer and electronic DJ dropped her first EP, “Fire,” earlier this year. Pitchfork describes her sounds as having a balance of “wonky house with a contemplative downbeat fare.”

Learn more about the artists performing at Sweden Makes Music 2018 here, and if you’re in the New York City area, be sure to catch them live at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Dec. 4.



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