"Folkrörelsernas musik" - Various artist

Various artist
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  • artist:Various artist
  • featured artist:Various artists
  • region:Scandinavia
  • release year:2019
  • style(s):Folk
  • country:Sweden
  • formats:Audio File / Digital
  • record posted by:Caprice Records
  • label:Caprice Records
  • publisher:Caprice Records


The work done by the popular movements is inseparable from the social history of modern Sweden. The three biggest movements of all – the labour movement, the revivalist movement and the temperance movement – had, from the very inception, an abundant, distinctive musical tradition constituting a protest against the musical establishment, or at least an alternative or supplement to it. These musical subcultures are an important part of Sweden’s musical heritage and have contributed a great deal to the musical seen as we know it today.
In an exciting cavalcade alternating between historic and new recordings, we take part in a revivalist meeting, and admission ceremony, a strike meeting and other gatherings of the popular movements where the music had an important part to play.