What’s on in Sweden: July 4 – 10

What's on in Sweden: July 4 - 10
Photo: Stuart Blacklock, EMA, Malmö Latin Festival
What’s on in Sweden: July 4th – 10th - Bootsy Collins and The World Dog Show in Stockholm, Bruce Springsteen in Gothenburg, Reggae, Latin and Toumani Diabaté in Malmö


Bootsy Collins: A Tribute to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown

US funk legend Bootsy Collins visits Stockholm to pay tribute to the late and slightly more legendary James Brown. Bootsy is backed by The Hardest Working Band featuring: The Original JB Rhythm Section & Tony Wilson, Escapism, I Candi, Djizzle & Tomi Rae Brown.

Price: 350 kronor

Location: Berns Asian, Berzelli Park 9

Time: Monday, July 7th, 8pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.berns.se

Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris

A modern theatre-dance performance of the big Broadway success of the 1960s is coming to the open-air theatre Rålambshovsparken. This concert performance choreographed by Kajsa Gertz explores the myth of the Belgian crooner and includes renditions of his many hits.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Friluftsteatern in Rålambshovparken, Smeduddsvägen 10

Time: Friday, July 4th – Sunday, July 7th, 7pm

More information: www.stadsteatern.stockholm.se

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The second Disney-produced film of C.S.Lewis ‘ classic tale premieres in Sweden this week. This time the four English Pevensie siblings return to their beloved Narnia a year after the events of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” only to find that 1,300 years have passed in their enchanted world which has fallen under the control of the evil King Miraz.

The four Pevensie children soon meet the rightful heir to the Narnia throne, the young Prince Caspian. Aided by a badger named Trufflehunter, a black dwarf Nikabrik, Trumpkin and a talking mouse named Reepicheep, they set out together to find Aslan and rescue Narnia from the tyrannical hold of Miraz.

Location: At a cinema near you.

Times: 50+ showings

More information: www.sf.se

The World Dog Show 2008

The dogs of the world meet in Stockholm at the greatest dog show on earth. The canine candidates will pit their wits against each other in the World Championship of obedience, freestyle, junior handling and other tests.

Price: From 100 kronor

Location: Stockholm International Fairs, Älvsjö.

Times: July 3rd – July 6th, 7am-6pm

More information: www.worlddogshow2008.se


Try your hand at the latest exercise trend, the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira.

Price: Free of charge

Location: Academia de Capoeira Gunga de Ouro, Hästholmsvägen 22.

Times: July 4th/July 7th/July 9th, 7pm.

More information: www.academiadecapoeira.se


Bruce Springsteen

The Boss is back in Gothenburg and this time on Independence Day itself, the 4th of July. For those unable to help celebrate the birth of ‘the land of the free’ in Sweden’s second city, Bruce and his E Street Band will return on Saturday for a second concert.

Price: From 450 kronor

Location: Ullevi

Time: Friday, July 4th/Saturday July 5th,, 9pm

More information: www.ticnet.se

Gardens of Gothenburg

Experience the Best of Scandinavian Design at The Gardens of Gothenburg Summer 2008 which opens this week. Four stunning but highly diverse parks across central Gothenburg will each play a part in the exhibition.

Location: Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Gunnebo House and Gardens, Liseberg Park and the Garden Society of Gothenburg.

More Information: www.goteborg.com


Jah Cure, Marcia Griffiths & Ras Shiloh

Reggae stars Jah Cure, Marcia Griffiths and Ras Shiloh come to Malmö, and Folkets Park, for the first time ever on July 4th. Jah Cure’s new album is released this week and features artists such as Busta Rhymes, Stack$ and Enrique Iglesias. Marcia Griffiths is perhaps best known for her version of “Young, Gifted and Black” in the 1960s.

Price: 475 kronor

Location: Main Stage, Folkets Park.

Time: Friday July 4th, 7pm.

More Information: www.i-ration.se

Malmö Latin Festival

Folkets Park will jump to Latin beats in this all day event. Rubia Caldeira & Sinho Banda Colibri will get the festival started with Brazilian samba while the highlight is the band Sonora Carruseles from Colombia.

Bands and dance troupes from across Latin America will entertain visitors on two stages with an after-party at Moriskan in Folkets Park.

Price: 340 kronor (40 kronor for the small stage only)

Location: Folkets Park.

Time: Saturday July 5th, 12pm.

More Information: www.malmolatinfestival.se

Toumani Diabaté

Malian Diabeté is routinely described as a living legend and comes from a long line of distinguished Kora players. Here you can see him free of charge in a park in the City of Parks.

Location: Amfiteatern, Pildammsparken.

Time: Friday, July 10th, 7pm

More information: www.malmo.se/sommarscen