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Thomas Di Leva

Tuesday 24 November

Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

It's been about 50 years since many observed a strange phenomenon of light in the skies above Gävle, the same night that Thomas Di Leva was born in the Swedish city. One of Sweden's most highly acclaimed singer songwriters with many hit songs. He is now performing on tour with his acoustic guitar.  A can't miss Culture on Campus event!

Di Leva - Superhjältar, live on the SVT programme Moreus med mera


Thursday 3 December

Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

Two fanastic single releases, a feature article in the Noisey music site and a great performance arranged by Vice was all it took for the Umeå-based  Dolce to become an "overnight" sensation in what seemed like nanoseconds. Their monotone pulses and guitar sound is like beautiful sun-glittering sensation, taking tone of Beach House and Velvet Underground. Annas soft and somewhat smokey voice makes you think of Monica Zetterlund, and it leaves you wanting more.

With the highly acclaimed singles "Hand i Hand" (sung in Swedish) and "Inez Palema" (sung in English), Dolce has had a huge breakthrough.  Anna Levander and Leopold Nilsson are responsible for making pop pretty as a summer night's dream, but equally as dark. With their second release, the double-single "Enslig tid/090", we are even more convinced.

"Inez Palema is a beautiful sun-glittering track, taking a tone of Beach House, Velvet Underground, sprinkled on top with a voice that brings your thoughts to Monica Zetterlund. It makes you daydream."

”The harmonious vocals just captivate you, be sure to give them a 'like', this track can easily blow them up!” - IT'S ALL INDIE

Dolce on the SVT programme Go´kväll

Dolce - Gröna höjder (Official video)

Norrdans presents: Windows

Thursday 10 December

Universum, Level 1
(University Library locale facing Infocenter)

A tongue-in-cheek dance performance for very small surfaces!

Norrdans’ traditional window display performance with entertaining, short choreographies for small surfaces and for all tastes, created and danced by the dancers of Norrdans. A scaled-down, relaxed opportunity for big and small children and adults to get acquainted with the various expressions and styles of dance. Guaranteed to be appreciated!

Over the years, WINDOWS has contained solos, duets and choreographies for the entire ensemble in a variety of different styles, for instance jazz, house, flamenco, Bollywood, ballet and modern dance. WINDOWS has its premiere in the Norrdans window display at Fyren in Härnösand on November 29th 2015, after which it goes on tour in Norrland.

In collaboration with the University Library

Lucia Day on campus with the Umeå Student Choir

Friday 11 December

Aula Nordica

Are you missing out on the Christmas holiday spirit during the dark days of December? No worries, we have the remedy for you! It is universally known that the Umeå Student Choir's annual Lucia concert does the trick.  After the performance you'll be dancing like soft falling snowflakes.

The Lucia celebration represents one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, the bearer of light in the dark Swedish winter.

Ticket Information:

Students, faculty and staff can pick up free tickets (about one week prior to the event) with the presentation their UmU-card at Infocenter Universum and the main University Library.

We kindly ask that you arrive on time, preferrably at noon. Warm welcome!

Frida Selander

Friday 18 December

Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

When you’ve clenched your fist in your pocket for a long time and then suddenly unfold it, it might happen that you can no longer remember what it was you once clenched. You unfold your palm and you see the new lines. Following Frida Selanders drawing through fields, branches and moonlight is to understand that she is our Chief now. Listening to her is to be both outside of time and within time. A classic setup with a guitar, a distinctive sensual voice and precise lines. It’s not for nothing she’s been compared to Patti Smith and PJ Harvey. Every era has it’s own Chief though, and you just know it’s brand new.

I Hear Sunshine is Frida Selander’s first album in four years. It follows Try Again Baby, which was critically acclaimed in Sweden. Selander toured every single spot in the country. She received grants and prices, was herd on radio and TV. The years that followed was filled with commissioned works such as compositions for the theatre, the puppet theatre and exhibitions in museums.


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