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Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2018

The organizers would like to thank you all, -artists, audience, volunteers, partners and collaborators for an incredible Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2018. Each and everyone of you is invaluable for this festival to continue to live on in the way it does. We had three days full of concerts, workshops, childrens activities and finished with the popular Open Stage. Please get in touch with any ideas of how to improve the festival for 2019. Leave a message through facebook, instagram or email and we will try our best to create the festival you want.

Thank you all for Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2018 and we hope to see you all again next year!

Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2018 was organized by Stockholm Sangeet in collaboration with Södra Teatern, Länsmusiken i Stockholm/Musikaliska, Farhang Förening, Odissi Dansproduktion, Scenkonst Västernorrland, Movement in Exile, Stallet Världens musik, Kulturskolan Stockholm and SearchIndie with support from Kulturrådet, Stockholms Stads Kulturförvaltning, Stockholms Läns Landsting, Statens Musikverk,Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Indian Embassy of Sweden and Latvia.










Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2018

Södra Teatern
October 06, 2018

Program Schedule

A three hour workshop for anyone who likes to try Odissi dance at Danscentrum, Jungfrugatan 7B. Register with Ulrika Larsen: 070-4853008, Cost 150 SEK

The festival for kids and youngsters at Stallet, Stallgatan 7

Family theatre “Draupadis Eld” with Maria Magdolna Beky Winnerstam, dancing and miming inspired by Indian classical dance and Hip Hop. Stian Grimstad -sitar, Moa Danielson -santoor and percussion. There will also be a workshop on Indian dance for children. Suitable for 4 year olds and up. Entrance for children 60 SEK, adults 100 SEK. Tickets: All in one hour.

The Indian music and dance of tomorrow with students from Kulturskolan Stockholm, Saraswathy Kalakendra Institution of Fine Arts, Indisk Dansakademi and Suranjana Ghosh. Free entrance. 1,5 hours.

The festivals main concert day at Södra Teatern, Mosebacke Torg.

Mingle with other lovers of Indian classical music and enjoy the Indian dances by students of Saraswathy Kalakendra Institution of Fine Arts, directed by Usha Balasundaram, before heading to the main stage.

Inauguration of the festival with conferencier Kalle Lotta Mossige-Norheim.

Odissi dance performance by Nandini Ghosal, accompanied by Kishore Ghosh (pakhawaj), Dinesh Paul (vocal), Stian Grimstad (sitar), Moa Danielson (santoor), Ulrika Larsen (Odissi dance).

Hindusthani sitar recital by Rabindra Narayan Goswami accompanied by his student K.G. Westman (sitar), Suranjana Ghosh (tabla) and Katarina Dahlbeck (tanpuri).

Dhrupad vocal recital by Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang accompanied by Praveen Kumar Arya (pakhawaj), Ravi Shanker Bhatt Tailang (violin), Neetu Sharma (tanpura), and Laxmi Sharma (tanpura).

Södra Bar is open

Dr Madhu Bhatt Tailang, renowned dhrupad exponent from Rajasthan will in this one hour workshop, provide anyone interested an insight into this ancient musical style of India. Free entrance! Stallet, Stallgatan 7.

Open Stage at Stallet has an Indian theme during Stockholm Sangeet Festival. Food and drinks are available from 18:00, Performances start 19:00. This is the place to be for a fun an spontaneous finish of this year´s festival! Conferencier is Hugo Widén.


Some highlights from Stockholm Sangeet Conference 2017


Pictures by Max Dahlstrand,


Rabindra Narayan Goswami

Pandit Rabindra Narayan Goswami is recognized as a senior master musician living in the holy city of Varanasi, U.P, India. He has been a professional musician for over 40 years and is a sought after artist and teacher in the field of Indian classical music, both in his beloved hometown and the rest of the world. Goswamiji is known for his big knowledge of ragas and talas, allowing him to go deep into both commonly performed ragas, as well as the very rare ones. He has learnt instrumental and vocal music from different gharanas and styles, and perform in sitar as well as in surbahar.

Nandini Ghosal

Nandini Ghosal has undergone extensive training in Kathak before losing herself to the overpowering beauty and subtlety of Odissi. After an initial training in Odissi under Smt.Poushali Mukherjee, she came under tutelage of the maestro Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra – the father of present day Odissi. Nandini has mastered the intricacies of Odissi under the legendary Guru for sixteen years and is one of his most prominent disciples.

Suranjana Ghosh

Suranjana Ghosh is one of the very few female professional tabla players from India. She moves across a broad spectrum of musical styles, in India and in the West. In the 2000s she has had many collaborations with musicians in Sweden and numerous and diverse music projects. With roots in North Indian Classical music, Suranjana meets music and musicians from various genres: Indian raga, Swedish folk, blues, jazz, flamenco, church music, opera, etc

Kishore Kumar Ghosh

Kishore Ghosh is one of the most experienced exponents of pakhawaj . With a total experience of 44 years in professional percussion, he has distinguished himself by balancing his depth in both Pakhawaj as well as Tabla. He mastered the respective arts from two world renowned maestros namely Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Guru Swapan Chaudhuri.

Dinesh Paul

Dinesh Paul is a well known vocalist practicing Indian classical music for the past 25 years. Born into a family of musicians he has trained under Guru Sandip Nag and Guru Golam Akbar Khan. He is a regular accompanist in the field of Kathak and Odissi dance. He also sings as a soloist , Hindustani classical, songs of Tagore and Nazrul as well as modern Bengali songs. He is a regular accompanist of Odissi dance at the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.

Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang

Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang is a potent follower of her Guru and father Pt. Laxman Bhatt Tailang, a well known Dhrupad singer and Guru of the dhrupad tradition of Rajasthan. She has received several national and International awards and honours like Woman of 2003 awards and honorary membership of the Women Advisory Board 2000 of the Biographical Society, U.S.A. and Excellence Awards given by East Indian Music Academy, New York in 2011.

K.G. Westman

K.G. Westman is one of Europe´s foremost sitar players in the field of north Indian classical and semi classical music. As a senior diciple of Pandit Rabindra Narayan Goswami he has performed in India, Sri Lanka, Europe, USA and Russia as well as for radio and T.V. He has also leant sitar from Stian Grimstad and Anil Singh. Due to training in both Indian and western music, he also makes an excellent teacher and conductor of workshops regardless of the background of the participants.

Stian Grimstad

Stian Grimstad (sitar, sur bahar) started his sitarstudies in 1996 and have since then continued his studies through frequent visits to India. After the initial training from the late Sambonath Bhattacharya he continued under the guidance of Khursid Ali Khan, a former student of Ustad Vilayat Khan, and since 2005 also from Gaurav Mazumdar, a senior student of Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Moa Danielson

Moa Danielson Grimstad, santoor. Percussionist educated at the Royal college of music in Stockholm and Norway Music Academy. Moa studied tabla, pajkhawaj and santoor in Varanasi, India with Sudip Kumar Bhattacharya, Kishore Kumar Mishra och Shivaji Kevale. Moa has been working as a freelance musician for more than 15 years among others with Lele Lele Orchestra and Poorva Express. ( Moa is also the artistic director of Stockholm Sangeet Festival, ( and EPOS (

Ulrika Larsen

Ulrika Larsen is one of Sweden´s leading exponents of Odissi- East Indian classical dance. She has a rigorous training in India as an ICCR scholar from eminent Gurus like Ramani Ranjana Jena, Aruna Mohanty, Sujata Mohapatra and at Nrityagram. Ulrika is a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher and producer and holds a Master degree diploma in Directing and Dramaturgy for Movements based Arts from Stockholm University of the Arts. As the Artistic Director of Odissi Dansproduktion and the platform Movement in exile Ulrika performs and promotes classical Odissi and also explores Indian Classical Dance within contemporary contexts and in many collaborative works with dancers, visual artists and musicians.

Ravi Shanker Bhatt Tailang

He is well known Violin player as well as classical singer stood a special place amongst senior Violin players of India. Borned in Jaipur, Ravi is inherited from illustrious Bhatt Musical family of Jaipur (Rajasthan) has maintained five hundred years Dhruvpad Sankeertan Tradition. His grand-father Pt. Gopal ji and Pt. Gokul Chandra Ji Bhatt was great Saint Singers of Haveli Sangeet. He received deep taleem of classical vocal and violin from his father renowned dhruvpad singer Pt. Laxman Bhatt Tailang. Qualified first class M.Mus degree in both Vocal and Instrumental Music (Violin), he is approved high graded Radio and Doordarshan Artist.

Praveen Kumar Arya

Well known Pakhawaj player Pt. Praven Kumar Arya has learnt Pakhawaj under guidance of renowned Pakhawaj Mastero Pt. Raja Chattrapati Singh Ju Dev of Bijna State (M.P.). He is 'A' graded Radio and Doordarshan Artist being regularly performing Solo and Accompaniment with renowned Dhruvpad singers, Veena players and Kathak Dancers in many reputed festivals of India and Abroad. Since last 30 years. He has honored by many more National awards and received national Scholarship to specialized the subject given by Ustad Allaudin Khan Academy, Bhopal. He has qualified Doctorate Degree in Music awarded by University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (India).

Laxmi Sharma

Qualified first class Master's Degree in Classical Vocal from University of Rajasthan and receiving Training of Classical Music under guidance of Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang since last 12 years.

Katarina Dahlbeck

Katarina Dahlbeck (BA Japanese) has lived during extensive periods at an ashram in the US where she studied sitar and meditation under her teacher, the late Acharya Roop Verma (-17). She is now continuing her studies with his son, the California based sitarist, Arjun Verma. Katarina has been offering yoga classes since 2005 and has been accompanying her teachers as well as other artists on tamboura on various occasions.


  • Stockholms Stad
  • Kulturrådet
  • Stockholms Läns Landsting
  • Statens Musikverk
  • Stallet Världens Musik och Dans
  • Musikaliska/Länsmusiken i Stockholm
  • Indian Embassy of Sweden and Lativa
  • Indian COuncil of Cultural Relations
  • Farhang Förening
  • Movement in Exile
  • Search Indie


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