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Niillas and Roope


Date: Thursday 5 March
Time: 12:10-12:50
Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

Take a classically trained composer with multi-instrumental talent, and a poet and a musician with a background in Sami yoik singing, add a pinch of singer-songwriting and you get whole new sound. Niillas and Roope have released two albums as a duo: "Manin guottán girjji fárus" (Why I carry a book with me) and Assimilašuvdna blues. Last year, Holmberg composed a song with the Swedish band Deportees in the Sami Radio TV series Sápmi Sessions.

Niillas Holmberg is a young Sami poet, musician and actor from Utsjoki, Finland, now living in Tromso. In 2009, he made his debut as a poet with the poetry collection "Dego livččen oaidnán iežan" (As if I had seen myself). The following year he made his acting debut starring in "Allaq" on Beaivvas Sami National Theatre. In 2013, his second collection of poems were published, "Amas Amas amasmuvvat" (not to the strange alien shall be made). His poetry has been translated into several languages, and the latest was honoured with the Saami Council Literature Prize 2014.

Niillas & Roope - Giđđajoga baldu Niillas & Roope - Gallok

In partnership withThe Sami Week

Tomas Andersson Wij


Date: Thursday 19 March
Time: 12:10-12:50
Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

Tomas Andersson Wij's career is unique. His albmus have never been at the top of the charts, but every time he has picked up his acoustic guitar, there have been more and more that have come to listen. Consequently, with every new album his particular tone has permeated deeper in Swedish audiences. Today, he is one of Sweden's biggest artists 16 years after his debut.

This past autumn, he released his critically acclaimed album "Mörkrets hastighet", and he also has published "Gå rakt fram och över husen", a selection of song lyrics in book format.  He is now performing to large audiences at theatres in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Jönköping. He continues with a tour through Sweden during the spring with a series of solo acoustic concerts. 

Tomas Andersson Wij, Santa Monica

Tomas Andersson Wij, Mitt barnsliga leende

In partnership with:Stella Event

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Date: Friday 27 March
Time: 12:10-12:50
Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

Winhill/Losehill has been universally praised for their debut album ”Swing of sorrow” (2012), a double-album packed with 19 tracks.  The album is dedicated to Jonas Lundberg's mother Karin who had died of cancer a few years earlier. It went to #36 in the Swedish Albums Chart in its first week of release. The debut single from the album is 'Tell Her She’s the Light of the Worl

After the success of ”Swing of Sorrow”, the band has worked together with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of Norrlandsoperan, which has had a great influence on the sounds and tones in their new songs.  ”We have really been able to take the music and arrangements to new heights," says Henrik Nybom, percussionist and arranger in the band.

Winhill/Losehill recently released the single ”Working on the side”, from their second album "Trouble Will Snowball." All of the songs on the album were recorded and mixed at Decibel Studios in Stockholm by Måns Lundberg (brorther of Jonas Svennem), who has also mixed Veronica Maggio's album ”Handen i fickan fast jag bryr mig”, and mixed and co-produced  Håkan Hellström's album ”Det kommer aldrig va över för mig”.

Winhill/Losehill are:
Jonas Svennem (vocals, keyboard)
Henrik Nybom (percussion)
Carl Åkerlund (lyricist)
Petrus Sjövik (bass)
Sofia Högstadius (violin)
Kalle Lundin (keyboard, guitar)

Winhill/Losehill - The house is Black

Winhill/Losehill - Tell her she´s the light of the world

In partnership with: Umeå Open

Manuel Bojén, aerial acrobat

Date: Wednesday 1 April
Time: 12:10-12:30
Ljusgården atrium,Teacher Education Building

Manuel Bojén has performed as a profesional acrobat and circus artist for over nine years with a primary focus as an aerialist. He attended the circus high school in Gävle and University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. A must see event!


Date: Thursday 23 April
Time: 12.10–12.50
Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

In April 2014, the bluegrass quintet G2 once again returned on a flight to Nashville, the legendary city that has grown to be a second home for several members of the band. This time it was to record a new album. The result is Mind Over Matter, which demonstrates a more diverse musical range including a personal sound and sounwritin.

When performing live, G2 delivers energy and dynamics, as well as a feeling that your are sitting in their living room. It's acoustic music as it can best be experienced. G2's unique sound consists of a mix of pop and American roots music - a recipe that managed to capture both a younger and older audience and is the basis for their success, not least in the US, where they have toured extensively and in just a few years have become synonymous with world-class European bluegrass. They have performed in major music festivals in the company of artists like Merle Haggard, Sam Bush, David Grisman, Del McCoury and the Punch Brothers. They are the only non-American band that has ever played at the prestigious IBMA Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Youtube - We Were Kings

G2 members are:
Christoffer Olsson – vocals & guitar
Erik Igelström – mandolin & vocals
Jens Koch – banjo & vocals
Jimmy Sunnebrandt – bass & vocals
Tobias Strömberg – dobro & vocals


Date: Wednesday 6 May
Time: 12.10–12.50
Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

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