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In Pictures: Stockholm Culture Festival 2017

The Stockholm Culture Festival and the parallel We Are STHLM were held from the 15th to the 20th of August 2017 and the festivals were once again a success, with a total of 750 000 visits during the six days.

India, celebrating 70 years of independence, was a big theme of the festival, but there was much more to see and do in the city. We have documented our favorite events of the festival week, including the Bollywood musical, Icona Pop‘s concert and the Rockbjörnen award show. and bring you a whole bunch of photos from our dynamic duo Karen Pérez Guzmán and Nina Uddin.

Indian Ambassador Monika Kapil Mohta opened the the festival and spoke about India being "a young nation with millenarian culture".
Indian Ambassador Monika Kapil Mohta opened the the festival and spoke about India being “a young nation with millenarian culture”.
The inauguration continued with the first show of Love Story - a Bollywood Musical
The inauguration continued with the first show of Love Story – a Bollywood Musical
Gustav Adolfs torg was in Bollywood Party mood
Gustav Adolfs torg was in Bollywood Party mood
Plenty of expat Indians showed up to party
Plenty of expat Indians showed up to party along with the Swedes
In dancing mood with bangles in Indian colors
In dancing mood with bangles in Indian colors
Tuesday evening brought party vibes also to the Skeppsbron stage in the form of the Colombian band Puerto Candelaria
Tuesday evening brought party vibes also to the Skeppsbron stage in the form of the Colombian band Puerto Candelaria
Meanwhile in Kungsträdgården, the We Are STHLM festival kicked off with the Rockbjörnen award show. Including the Norwegian artist Kamfrdrops performing her #1 summer hit Jag trodde änglarna fanns.
Meanwhile in Kungsträdgården, the We Are STHLM festival kicked off with the Rockbjörnen award show. Including the Norwegian artist Kamfrdrops performing her #1 summer hit Jag trodde änglarna fanns.
Benjamin Ingrosso performed three of his songs at the Rockbjörnen Awards.
Benjamin Ingrosso performed three of his songs at the Rockbjörnen Awards.
American rapper Silentó also turned up in Kungträdgården ... You know: "Watch me whip, now watch me nae nae..."
American rapper Silentó also turned up in Kungträdgården … You know him with the “Watch me whip, now watch me nae nae…”
Cherrie finished the Rockbjörnen show by premiering her new single.
Cherrie finished the Rockbjörnen show by premiering her new single.
On Wednesday we caught the Finnish DJ Windows 95 Man putting on a Finnish Disco at the dance stage on Karl XII:s torg.
On Wednesday we caught the Finnish DJ Windows 95 Man putting on a Finnish Disco at the dance stage on Karl XII:s torg.
People were dancing to the campy Finnish disco hits and other total dancefloor fillers.
People were dancing to the campy Finnish disco hits and other total dancefloor fillers.
Meanwhile at Gustav Adolfs torg, more on the India theme. World famous tabla master Zakir Hussein made a celebrated appearance.
Meanwhile at Gustav Adolfs torg, more on the India theme. World famous tabla master Zakir Hussain made a celebrated appearance.
Zakir Hussain brough along with him the Masters of Percussion.
Zakir Hussain brough along with him the Masters of Percussion.
Wednesday evening continued with another rendition of the Bollywood Musical.
Wednesday evening continued with another rendition of the Bollywood Musical.
Whirling like a proper dervish in the Bollywood Musical
Whirling like a proper Dervish in the Bollywood Musical
The colorful Bollywood aesthetic and the classic Bollywood hit songs made the musical a success.
The colorful Bollywood aesthetic and the classic Bollywood hit songs made the musical a success.
The leading pair of Love Story - a Bollywood Musical put on a wonderful show together with a large troupe of dancers, singers and musicians.
The leading pair of Love Story – a Bollywood Musical put on a wonderful show together with a large troupe of dancers, singers and musicians.
Thursday evening at Gustav Adolfs torg: Bowie in Berlin with Jennie Abrahamson, Moto Boy and Magnus Carlson in vocals
Thursday evening at Gustav Adolfs torg: Bowie in Berlin with Jennie Abrahamson, Moto Boy and Magnus Carlson in vocals
Moto Boy sings Bowie
Moto Boy sings Bowie with Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
Jennie Abrahamson in the Bowie tribute at the Culture Ferstival
Jennie Abrahamson in the Bowie tribute at the Culture Ferstival
Later on the same evening, on the same stage: the very cool hometown girls Icona Pop!
Later on the same evening, on the same stage: the very cool hometown girls Icona Pop!
Aino Jawo of Icona Pop. The group showed that they have accumulated quite a string of party bangers to their name already.
Aino Jawo of Icona Pop. The group showed that they have accumulated quite a string of party bangers to their name already.
Caroline Hjelt of Icona Pop. It is not so often the Icona girls play in their howtown, so the show was really special, both for them and the audience.
Caroline Hjelt of Icona Pop. It is not so often the Icona girls play in their howtown, so the show was really special, both for them and the audience.
Friday evening, while most people chose to see Youssou N'Dour, we knew the real party was at Skeppsbron with Finland's pride Ricky-Tick Bid Band & Julkinen Sana
Friday evening, while most people chose to see Youssou N’Dour, we knew the real party was at Skeppsbron with Finland’s pride Ricky-Tick Bid Band & Julkinen Sana.
This unique combo consists of a big band including some of the very best Finnish jazz musicians along with three of Finland's best rappers in vocals.
This unique combo consists of a big band including some of the very best Finnish jazz musicians along with three of Finland’s best rappers in vocals: Tommy Lindgren, Paleface and Redrama.

 

Photos by Karen Pérez Guzmán and Nina Uddin

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