UC Merced UpstART presents
a free online concert with
Saturday 12 December at noon
followed immediately by a live Q&A with the band
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/Sallyswag
About the band:
Sweden is mostly known internationally for being a pop music powerhouse, but they also have an equally vibrant folk and world music scene less well known to the outside world. This nine-woman power band has taken that scene by storm, weaving together its roots in dancehall, Balkan, R&B, Swedish folk, hip-hop, and afro-beat to create an entirely original sound that’s been electrifying audiences since their foundation in 2014. They took home the Newcomer of the Year award at the 2015 Swedish Folk and World Music Gala for being a “refreshing kick in the teeth” (approximate translation) and have been performing to rave reviews on their national circuit ever since. This will be Sallyswag’s first concert for a North American audience.