Sweden Makes Music

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On November 14 2013, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York presents an exclusive Brooklyn showcase curated by Grandins Flying Circus featuring some of the brightest new stars of forward-thinking Swedish pop. The evening will feature the first-ever live performance by disco-pop act Man Tear, as well as live shows by electro-popstress and singer-songwriter Marlene, sister pop duo VAZ and electro-soul artist Kissey.

> Man Tear
Man Tear is a new DFA-signed project of Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist (of Studio Barnhus, famed Stockholm based-label) and frontman Johan Jonason that puts out “a trilling slab of spacious disco.” Axel Boman is in his own right an internationally acclaimed house music DJ and producer.

> Marlene
The Swedish-born singer-songwriter has been called an electro-pop-diva with a sound similar to Rihanna’s. Marlene herself describes her music as raw R&B beats and melodic keys mixed with a sunset soundtrack.

VAZ is made up of producer and songwriter duo Jenny and Cecilia Vaz. Drawing on their Cape Verdean roots, they infuse the hypnotic African Batuque rhythms with complex vocal layers and elegant harmonies.

> Kissey
Kissey is a New York-based Swedish singer, songwriter, producer and performer whose sound has been described as an ethereal collage of neo-soul, jazz-house and deep house, hip-hop, and abstract broken beat.

Sweden Makes Music will also feature DJ sets by Måns Ericson, Jenny Seth and Jenny Mörtsell, as well as a special exhibition of photographs by Pablo Frisk. The event is supported by the Swedish Institute and Export Music Sweden.

With acts like Avicii, Robyn, Lykke Li, Icona Pop, The Knife, Miike Snow and Little Dragon blazing trails across the globe, it may come as no surprise that Sweden was recently ranked the #1 creative nation in the world (Business Insider, 2011) and is the world’s third largest music exporting country, behind only the US and the UK.

Sweden Makes Music at Baby’s All Right
Thursday, November 14, 7 pm
146 Broadway (by Bedford Avenue)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Free admission
RSVP required to rsvp@consulateofsweden.org