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Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2017

Welcome to Stockholm Sangeet Festival 7th - 9th October 2017!

The three day festival will give you not only the main concert day with splendid music and dance the 8th October at the beautiful Grand Stage at Musikaliska, but also the Young Sangeet Festival, workshops and the popular Open Stage at Stallet. 
Stockholm Sangeet is very proud to reveal that the legendary Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, winner of the Grammy award and creator of the mohanveena will be among the artists this year. Among the artists is also the santoor maestro Shree Satish Vyas with his group, the amazing khyal vocalist Ashwini Gore-Deshpande and kathak dancer Hanna Mannila. The full program you can see here.
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Stockholm Sangeet Conference 2017 is organized by Stockholm Sangeet in collaboration with Länsmusiken i Stockholm/Musikaliska, Farhang Förening, Movement in Exile, Stallet Världens musik, Kulturskolan Stockholm, Best Western Plus Time Hotel, Saptak India France and Search Indie with support from Kulturrådet, Stockholms Stads Kulturförvaltning, Stockholms Läns Landsting, Statens Musikverk, Nordic Culture Fund, ICCR and Indian Embassy of Sweden and Latvia.









Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2017

October 07, 2017

Program Schedule

A day for the children and families at Stallet, Stallgatan 6.

12.00 - The story of Savitri and Satyavan

The story of Savitri & Satyavan - an Indian dance story with live music for children and families (from 4 years). Bharatanatyam dance: Usha Balasundaram. Storytelling: Marina Granlund. Sitar: KG Westman. Tabla: Hugo Widén. The story is told in swedish. Stallet, Stallgatan 7. Tickets: ”One day when Savitri is walking in the woods she meets the most beautiful boy she ever seen, Satyavan, who has been expelled from his kingdom and lives in the forest with his parents. Savitri falls in love and decides to fight for their love with all her power, even against the death himself, Yama…After the story the children get to try indian dance and hand movements depicting different animals like turtle, peacock and tiger. Bharatanatyam is an expressive indian dance form that in this show together with voice and music tells an old story from the indian mythology.”

See the future generation of artists at the Young Sangeet Festival! Indian Music and dance with pupils from Kulturskolan Stockholm, DADA Academy, Srutilaya Music centre and other schools. Stallet, Stallgatan 7. Free entry.

A day of Indian classical music and dance at Musikaliska, Nybrokajen 11. Before, between and after the performances, enjoy food, drinks and the company of a lot of people who love Indian classical music and dance.

14.30 - Doors open

The main concert day at Musikaliska. The bar in the foajé will be open and serve light food, snacks and drinks. To be sure to get food or drinks quickly in the pauses you can order in advance from 14.30. Make your order in the bar. The venue is accessible for wheelchairs. Tickets:

We will start celebrating the 11th Stockholm Sangeet with a bharatanatyam solo performance by Ipshita Rajesh in the Clara Schumann hall, next to the foajé. The venue is accessible for wheelchairs.

The 11th edition of Stockholm Sangeet will take place at the beautiful Grand Stage of Musikaliska. The venue is accessible for wheelchairs. A representative of the Indian Embassy will inaugurate the festival.

Artists based in Sweden, Finland and India performing a program of north indian khyal, tabla solo and kathak dance. Artists: Ashwini Gore-Deshpande (vocal), Debashish Mukherjee (tabla), Hanna Mannila (kathak), Stian Grimstad (sur bahar), Veronica Tjerned (kathak), Kalle-Lotta Mossige-Norheim (harmonium), Moa Danielson (santoor).

Light food and drinks will be available in the foajé. For quicker service, make your order in advance in the bar.

A recital of north indian classical music with Shree Satish Vyas on santoor accompanied by Mukundraj Deo (tabla), Pratapsing Bhagwan Patil (pakhawaj), Naresh Madgaonkar (santoor/tanpura)and Ashwin Shreeram (tanpura).

Light food and drinks will be available in the foajé. For quicker service, make your order in advance in the bar.

A recital of north indian classical music. Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Grammy award winner and inventor of the mohanveena accompanied on tabla by Nihar Metha.

A day of Indian culture at Stallet, Stallgatan 7. Take part in a workshop in Indian classical music and gather to enjoy music and dance, mingle or to perform yourself at Open Stage

16.00 - Workshop in north indian classical music

A workshop with Shree Satish Vyas and his group on santoor and indian classical music. The workshop is for both musicians and for non-musicians with an interest in music. If you like, you are welcome to bring your instrument. Stallet, Stallgatan 7 ( Free entry!

The stage of Stallet is open for anyone who wants to share a piece of music, dance or other culture expression with connection to indian culture. Do you want to perform on stage? Please contact before 1 October. Food and drinks will be available. Stallet, Stallgatan 7, The venue is accessible for wheelchairs. Free entrance.


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Highlights from Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2017


Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Grammy award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, inventor of the mohanveena, is a living legend. He has mesmerized the audiences of the world with his breathtaking mastering of his instrument for decades and is without doubt one of the greatest artists within indian classical music of today.

Ashwini Gore-Deshpande

Ashwini Gore Deshpande, based in Finland, is one of the finest khyal vocalists of the young generation. Trained by Smt Jayashree Patnekar and Smt Kusum Shende, she is specialized in the Gwalior traditions as well as in semi-classical genres.

Hanna Mannila

Hanna Mannila is a kathak artist based in Helsinki. She was first trained in ballet and jazz dance in Finland, and later in Indian classical kathak dance at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in London. In 2012 Mannila made an acclaimed performance in Stockholm Sangeet. Now the audiences favorite will be back!

Debashish Mukherjee

Debashish Mukherjee (India/England) – tabla. Born into a family of Indian classical musicians, Debashish Mukherjee is an exponent of a great musical tradition, a virtuos soloist and an ever sought after accompanist. Having studied with gurus as Pandit Kanai Mukherjee, Pandit Nanku Maharaj and the legendary Pandit Kishen Maharaj, Mukherjee is counted as one of the topmost tabla players in India.

Shree Satish Vyas

Renowned Santoor Maestro Pandit Satish Vyas, blessed with a formidable musical background and training, thanks to both his father and his guru, has build an outstanding reputation as a soloist on the santoor. Trained by his father Padma Bhushan (Late) Pandit C. R. Vyas as well as by the great legend Padma Vibhushan Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Shree Satish Vyas is one of the worlds finest santoor players of today.

Nihar Mehta

Nihar Mehta, based in France, learned tabla from his uncle Nandan Mehta and Pt Puran Maharaj of Varanasi gharana. Mr Mehta is an All India Radio artist and performed with a number of the greatest artists in Indian classical music throughout India and Europe.

Ipshita Rajesh

Being a dancer-storyteller, Ipshita Rajesh, trained in classical bharatanatyam, is taking the classical dance form into the modern society by seeing the art and dance as a way of telling stories to her audience.

Mukundraj Deo

One of the finest young Tabla Players from India, Mukundraj Deo comes from a family with great liking of Dance and Music. He has received inspiration and promotion for his art from his mother Dr. Mrs. Manjiri Deo, a Kathak Dancer and father, Mr. Shreeram Deo and undergone a rigorous training of Tabla from Late Pt. Brijraj Mishra of Banaras Gharana and Pt. Mridangraj of Ajrada Gharana.

Pratapsing Bhagwan Patil


Naresh Madgaonkar


Ashwin Shreeram


Veronica Tjerned

Kathak dancer and chorepgrapher. Educated at Bharatya Vidya Bhavan, London and Hari Mohan Smriti Surabitan Institute, Calcutta and has studied with Suriya Kumari Malavika.

Kalle-Lotta Mossige-Norheim


Stian Grimstad


Moa Danielson



  • Stockholms Stad
  • Stockholms Läns Landsting
  • Länsmusiken i Stockholm/Musikaliska
  • Statens Musikverk
  • Statens Kulturråd
  • Stallet Världens Musik
  • Indian Embassy of Sweden and Latvia
  • Nordic Culture Fund
  • Best Western Plus Time Hotel
  • Farhang Förening
  • Movement in Exile
  • SearchIndie
  • Indian Council of Cultural Relations


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