Ukraine in the focus of Stockholm Women’s International Jazz Festival
After 5 years, the Stockholm Women’s International Jazz Festival 2023 edition for the first time in the festival’s history will devote its full programme to one country: Ukraine. In collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute and the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Sweden, the festival has selected 3 Ukrainian bands: LELÉKA quartet, duo of Roksana Smirnova and Misha Kalinin, and GANNA Ensemble.
Semente Cultural Productions as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine dedicated the program only to Ukrainian performers. In this way, they want to support not only the ones who are generally under-represented on stages but also those whose voices are silenced and whose culture is threatened.
The Festival partnered with Fasching Jazz club, that will host a special exhibition of Jenny Svenberg Bunnel’ sketches from all our 4 past Festival editions. She had the opportunity to draw live all the artists who passed on the stage. To Jenny the Festival also commissioned the painting used for this year’s Festival edition official poster. An original piece of art entitled “Peace” is at the auction from 8 to 28 February, in order to collect money in support of Jazz Club 32 in Kyiv.
When: Wednesday 8th March 2023
In the spirit of collaboration and support, the Knutpunkt, a network of 21 concert organisers in the western part of Sweden, have booked more gigs for the Ukrainian artists invited to play on our stage. In this way both sides are given the possibility to meet and, at the same time, to extend the artist’s audience and the promoters’ artistic offer.
More about the tour and musicians: here.
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