What's on in Sweden: November 6 - 12

Peter Vinthagen Simpson
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What's on in Sweden: November 6 - 12

What's on in Sweden: Selam African festival & gospel munificence in Stockholm; Cirque du Soleil and MJ Thriller in Gothenburg; Oumou Sangaré in Malmö/Lund.



Selam African Festival 2009

Selam African Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with one of the biggest happenings in the music scene of African roots. Four evenings packed with music from west and east Africa, Cuba and Algeria.

Also joining in the fun are a crop of the best Swedish artists within hip hop, dancehall and reggae.

Among the artists at the four day festival are Khaled, Oumou Sangaré, Timbuktu and Adam Tensta!

Price: According to event

Time: Friday November 6th - Monday November 9th

Location: Konserthuset, Hötorget & Kulturhuset, Sergels torg

More information: Selam Africa Festival

Cyndee Peters - Liberia aid concert

US/Swedish gospel singer and The Local blogger Cyndee Peters will be tuning up her munificent vocal chords in aid of Liberia's children.

Peters will be performing with the Immanuel gospel choir at Vasastan's Immanuel Church which is known for its international profile with members from over 50 countries.

Price: 220 kronor

Time: Saturday November 7th, 6pm

Tickets: On the door

Location: Immanuel Church, Kungstensgatan 17

More information: Cyndee Peters at Immanuel Church

Laughs At The Liffey - All English Standup Comedy

After a successful opening last month Stockholm newest all-English language comedy club is set to become something of an institution in the city's stand-up circuit.

Laughs at The Liffey returns on Thursday, and every other as long as stocks last, bringing the a crop of up-and-coming and more established Anglophone wits.

Price: 40 kronor

Time: Thursday November 12th, 8pm

Tickets: On the door

Location: The Liffey, Stora Nygatan 42

More information: Laughs at The Liffey

Unknown Pleasures – Bogdan Szyber & Carina Reich

"In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality" said William S. Borroughs.

"Unknown Pleasures" is the third and final part of Kulturhuset's "Melancholy Cycle" trilogy and is a dramatic art performance.

The piece borrows its name from the debut album by Joy Division, whose singer Ian Curtis committed suicide in the early 80s - a time awash with a New Order in music, fashion and dance.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Saturday November 7th & Sunday November 8th

Tickets: Unknown Pleasures Tickets

Location: Hörsalen, Kulturhuset, Sergels Torg 3

More information: Unknown Pleasures

Black Biist - The Gothenburg Opera Ballet/Wim Vandekeybus

The classic drama of Oedipus becomes nightmarish dance theater. Magnificent, pulse elevating choreography is mixed with spoken dialogue when Wim Vandekeybus and the fantastic Göteborg Opera Ballet dancers perform this critically-acclaimed piece.

Price: 270 kronor

Time: Friday November 6th - Sunday November 8th

Location: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 14

More information: Black Biist at the House of Dance


Cirque du Soleil

Canadian new circus group Cirque du Soleil brings their new show Saltimbanco to Gothenburg's Scandinavium.

Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colourful inhabitants with a decidedly baroque theme.

Price: 530-740 kronor

Time: Wednesday November 4th - Sunday November 8th, 8pm

Tickets: Cirque du Soleil Tickets

Location: Scandinavium, Valhallagatan 1

More information:

Planeta World Music Festival

The seventh Planeta festival brings together artists, dancers and opinion-makers from various corners of the globe for a long weekend of concerts, dance performances and workshops.

Time: Thursday November 4th - Monday November 8th

Tickets: Planeta World Music Festival Tickets

Location: Locations across Gothenburg

More information: Planeta World Music Festival

Thriller - Live

A spectacular tribute to Michael Jackson. Two hours of non-stop hits from the self-styled "King of Pop".

Price: 540 - 1,435 kronor

Time: Friday November 5th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Thriller - Live Tickets

Location: Lisebergshallen, Örgrytev. 5

More information: Thriller at Lisebergshallen


Elin Ruth Sigvardsson

Sigvardsson is about to release her fourth studio album and is part of a wave of more established Swedish female singer-songwriters.

She has had plenty of praise from her peers, reward from a growing legion of fans, a magical fragile voice and something to say which is worth taking your time to hear.

Price: 160 kronor

Time: Friday November 6th, 8pm

Tickets: Elin Ruth Sigvardsson Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More information: Elin Ruth Sigvardsson

"Welcome" - film première

Bilal is a 17-year-old Kurd who has made the journey from the Middle East through Europe to England hoping meet his girlfriend who had emigrated there.

Bilal gets as far as Calais. He befriends a swimming instructor who becomes more and more involved in his life at greater risk to himself from the French legal system.

The film has generated a great deal of debate in France over immigration and integration policy.

Time: Friday November 6th, 7pm

Tickets: Welcome Tickets

Location: Panora, S:t Gertrudsg.4

More information: Panora

Oumou Sangaré

Oumou Sangaré, also known as the song-bird of Wasulu, is widely accepted to be one of the stars of her generation of Malian artists. When you consider who she is up against that is high praise indeed.

The charismatic star brings her African rhythms to Kulturbolaget on Saturday.

Price: 250 kronor/220 kronor concessions

Time: Saturday November 7th, 8pm

Tickets: Oumou Sangaré Tickets

Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18

More information: Oumou Sangaré at KB

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