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Instrumental Massivet meets vocal group Kongero.

Two contemporary bands within Swedish traditional music meet in a production based on poems by northern Swedish poets. The title is dialectal for “The world awakens”.

With a repertoire from the Swedish vocal and instrumental tradition, the vocal quartet Kongero uses the possibilities of the human voice in their curious compositions.

In music that can be described as “dance music in a concert format” HiR explores its dynamic range where improvisation plays an important role. It’s hard to sit still to their swingy polskas and whirling waltzes.

In Vaerla vaken, the two bands qualities are bonded. Vocal and instrumental music meets up — an instrumental band interprets vocal music and vice versa. The production presents new compositions and arrangements with a sounding board in the Nordic traditional music.