Music from Denmark – Kaka

Kaka, born in 1992, means brother in Swahili and is a great reggae and dancehall shootingstar from Sweden! Listen to the nice song “En sidste sang” in english ‘A last song’

Whenever I remind music from Denmark, I remind of Nephew and any more bands Truels told me about. Thanks Truels for this suggestion!!

Music from Sweden – Jennie Abrahamson

Jennie Abrahamson is a Swedish pop singer and songwriter. Born in  Sävar nearby  Umeå, she now lives in the Södermalm district of Stockholm. After singing and playing in several bands, she started in 2006 her solo career . Since 2006 she recorded three solo album , which have been successful in sweden , germany and France .

She established  together with Friska Viljor and Anne Brun her own record label (How sweet the sound).

She has been on Tour with Peter Gabriel as a background singer, the song “Snowstorm” has been recorded in october 2013 in germanyduring ths tour  .

 

Music from Iran/Sweden – Arash

Arash, born in 1978 in Tehran is an irianian singer who’s living in Sweden since his childhood. Listen to his nice song “Pure Love” featuring Helena Josefsson:

Music from Sweden – Koop

The Swedish music group co-op consists of the jazz musicians and producers Zingmark Magnus and Oscar Simonsson. Zingmark and Simonsson met in 1995 in Uppsala, but soon moved to Stockholm, where they recorded their debut album in 1998 which appeared Sons of Koop. The musical style ranges from Nu Jazz, Easy Listening and Ambient.(wiki)

When listening to Koops music it’s somehow easy to believe that it’s played by a small orchestra, but in fact the music is based on samples. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. All the drums, strings, horn sections and choires are actually sampled! This is a very time consuming way to make music (it’s one of the reasons it takes such long time to make a koop album), but it’s the only way to create the surreal Koop sound. One thing though, that for sure aren’t sampled, is the vocals. Many singers has blessed the Koop albums with their talent, and on Koop Islands the singers are : Ane Brun, Yukimi Nagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin. Koop Island Blues is sung by Ane Brun and is taken from the album “Koop Islands”. JF Julian directed the video in Paris. Starring french actor Mia Jacob. (youtube)

 

Music from Sweden – Looptroop

From the Swedish hip-hop group made up of Promoe (Mårten Edh), Supreme (Mathias Lundh-Isen), DJ/Producer Embee (Magnus Bergkvist) and CosM.I.C (Tommy Isacsson). Listen to their great track “Feel So Good”:

Music from Iran/Sweden – Laleh

Laleh, born in 1982 in Iran, is a swedisch actor and singer. She is very well known for her nice pop and indie folk music and had a huge succes with her album ‘Sjung’. Listen to her song “Some Die Young”:

Also listen to her great song “Vårens Första Dag”, in english “Spring’s First Day”: