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Siesta! 2014

Icona Pop

Icona Pop are a Swedish duo who were formed in 2009, with electro house, punk and indie pop music influences. The two members, Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, who grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, wanted to create music "which you can both laugh and cry with at the same time". They signed to TEN Music Group in 2009.

In late 2010, their song "Manners" was featured on Kitsuné Maison Compilation 10. "Manners" was later released as their debut single in 2011. It managed to peak at number 15 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. "Manners" was followed that year by their debut EP Nights Like This. They released their second EP the year after, titled Iconic EP. The 2012 EP included their hit single "I Love It". The song was written by Pa...

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Laleh Pourkarim (born June 10, 1982 in Bandar-e Anzali, Iran) is a Swedish singer-songwriter and actor of Iranian origin. She came to Sweden when she was 12 and went to school in Gothenburg. She personally produced and wrote her 2005 eponymous debut album. At the Swedish Grammis Awards for 2005, she received seven nominations and won three: Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, and New Artist of the Year.

She also had a major acting role in the Swedish movie Jalla! Jalla!, directed by Josef Fares, which was a big success at the Swedish box office in 2000.

Laleh Pourkarim still lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with her family. She studied music and drama at Hvitfeltska Gymnasiet. Greatest interests include music; she ...

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Two artists share the name Timbuktu.

1) A rapper from Sweden.
2) A rapper from London, Ontario.

1) Jason Diakité (born 11 January 1975 in Lund, Sweden), known under the stage name Timbuktu, is a Swedish rapper.

He is from Scania, the southernmost part of Sweden, and raps with a slight scanian accent. Having released four studioalbums and a live album he has firmly established himself as a political rapper, borrowing influences from folk music, American blues as well as music from West Africa and Jamaica. A Tribe Called Quest was Timbuktu's favourite rap group when he was a kid.

Timbuktu started rapping in the early 1990s, and quickly became very popular in the hip hop scenes of Malmö, Stoc...

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Billie The Vision & The Dancers

At first impression the indie pop ensemble, Billie the Vision & the Dancers might seem as yet another pop band with no apparent worries. But if you were to dig a little deeper, you would soon discover that they're not always about expressing joy, happiness and dancing. What is more, their music actually manages to transcend generation gaps. Billie, moreover, is not a person per se, but rather represents the inherent quality the band wants to encourage their listeners to find within themselves. Billie is about not being afraid of being naive, pretentious or corny, to be proud of what you are and have the guts to say, "Meet us there at the Nobel Square if you wanna change the world with us".

Billie the Vision & the Dancers got t...

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Hoffmaestro & Chraa

Hoffmaestro & Chraa is a swedish ska music group.

They have all made themselves known for their energy on stage and for its experimental sound.
The band is influenced by particular groups Funkadelic, Manu chao, dr. John, Guns'n Roses, David Ruffin and the Beastie Boys to name a few.

Hoffmaestro and Chraa first time reached out to the Swedish audience through the critically acclaimed feature film stockholm boogie where they accounted for about 80% of the soundttrack.

Earlier, the band released several EPs in January 2008 but was released debut album The Storm.

They have, among other acts, played on the swedish festivals Peace & Love, Arvikafestivalen, Siesta! and Putte i parken Read more o...

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