30 April at 15:00–16:30 the Sami season Gijrra, True Spring, is inaugurated at Rådhustorget in Umeå. The show gets a head start at 14:00 with the collective performance act Convoy. The opening ceremony also includes an exclusive collaboration between Winhill/Losehill and Sami artist Jon Henrik Fjällgren.
Winhill/Losehill’s debut Swing of Sorrow was praised by the critics and they have toured with Deportees.
Jon Henrik Fjällgren
Jon Henrik Fjällgren’s appearance in the tv-show Talang Sverige (Talent Sweden) became an instant YouTube hit with over a million views and has attracted more viewers than the premiere program did when it aired. Jon Henrik is 26 years old and is originally from Colombia. When he was six months old he was adopted by a Sami family and has grown up in Mittådalsfjällen and currently works as a reindeer herder.
Queenfish & Other tales
Ewa Wikström, the name behind the Umeå based indie fusion act Queenfish & Other tales started her winding road in the music world at the age of 13 as a drummer in her first band. She continued her journey experiencing music in a variety of ways from singing in choirs to being a street-musician in Spain. She released her debut album Landing, recorded in Västerbotten, last spring. Queen Fish & Other tales has toured in Europe and received a good response from both the press and her audience.
The artist Gunilla Samberg’s project Convoy is a rescue mission that wants to mobilize and activate our collective responsibility for sustainable development. Strollers and growing grass become symbols of life’s fragility but also future hope. Read more about Convoy here.
Solja Krapu, hosting the show, is a poet and an author. Born in Finland but has lived in Umeå since 1975. She’s an established poet and has won the Swedish National Slampionships several times. She’s also a published writer and has published both children’s books and a novel. She was the recipient for the Swedish Writers’ Union’s debut award 2002.
Picture: Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Photo: Live Nation/Luger.
|Wednesday Apr 30 2014 15:00 - 16:30||Town Hall Square|