Swedish music featured on NPR

First Aid Kit / Photo credit: Jørund F Pedersen

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Swedish music featured on NPR

Finding your favorite Swedish bands on the radio admittedly is not the easiest feat. But for a week in July, the best of Swedish music was the focus of one popular national radio program.

The World Café with David Dye is a radio show based in Philadelphia that airs on NPR stations across the country and showcases emerging and established musicians not normally found on mainstream American radio stations. Every so often, Dye will run a weeklong segment titled “Sense of Place” that explores different music groups and traditions from another country. His most recent exploration took him to Stockholm.

His “Sense of Place: Stockholm” sessions provide listeners a comprehensive look at some of the biggest acts coming out of Sweden, including exclusive interviews and in-studio performances with First Aid Kit, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Amazing, José González and Seinabo Sey.

Think ABBA is still Sweden’s best musical export? Then rejoice in Dye’s interview with the curator of ABBA The Museum.

You can find each of these sessions at the World Café website. Or, listen to First Aid Kit’s performance below.

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