Music and dance

Dancing, singing and playing music is the means of expression that is exercised in the most diverse contexts; together or alone, at work, leisure, celebrations, in private, in public, it can be ceremonial, political, sorrow, playful, express love, the examples are endless.

  • Hammarkullen Carnival

    14 May 2020

    The carnival in Hammarkullen is an annual event with roots in various parts of the world. Song and dance troupes from a number of different countries…

  • Riksspelmansskap or The Zorn badge

    7 February 2017

    The Zorn badge is an appreciated badge issued to merited musicians.

  • Lucia processions

    19 February 2016

    Lucia is celebrated on 13 December in schools and pre-schools, in churches, in workplaces and hospitals as well as privately, primarily among familie…

  • Song and dance around the Midsummer pole

    19 February 2016

    Midsummer festivities with dancing and games are arranged throughout Sweden on Midsummer Eve and sometimes on Midsummer Day.

  • Nyckelharpa

    19 February 2016

    A Nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) is a string instrument with a relatively long slender body. When it is played it is held just below the chest, a bit lik…

  • Knutsmasso

    19 February 2016

    In the past Christmas celebrations ended on St Knut's day, 20 days after Christmas Eve. Christmas was cleaned away and all that was left of the C…

  • Clapping, chanting and singing games

    19 February 2016

    Clapping and singing games are traded orally from child to child without adult interference. The games contain a song or rhythmic speech, often combi…

  • Fäbod culture

    19 February 2016

    A Fäbod can be described as a form of small-scale farms where the animals are sent to a pasture for summer grazing, consisting of a number of buildin…