FIKA(S), Immersive Festival of Kultur and Scandinavian and Nordic Art, returns from October 17 to 23, 2022 – Urban Bible

FIKA(S), Immersive Festival of Culture and Scandinavian and Nordic Art, is very happy to welcome its attendees to the festival from October 17 to 23 in Montreal. For seven days, many events and activities will be offered, including concerts and meetings that celebrate Norse, Scandinavian and Nordic cultures, in all their forms.

On October 19 at 1 p.m., a panel on the place of women in the music industry will take place at the Phi Center, offering cross-references between Quebec and the Nordic and Scandinavian countries. At 5:00 p.m., the music of the Swedish artist Raindear, the Norwegian Marte Eberson and the Quebec DJ Killa-Jewel will follow.

On October 20 at 8 pm at the Phi Center, Safia Nolin will offer the public a special evening of “Nordic Covers”. The next day, October 21, Norwegian Tuvaband will take over Le Ministère at 8:00 p.m. The artists Agath Christ (Quebec) and Cikada (Sweden) will ensure the first parts.

On October 22 at 11 a.m., the Norwegian artist and composer Marthe Halvorsen, based in Montreal, will offer a morning concert at Sérénité sonore (2025A, rue Masson), an opportunity to be lulled to sleep in the hammocks of the suspended loft to the sound of Folk music smooth of the musician. On the same day, at 2:00 p.m., there will be a singing workshop followed by a concert by the Montreal Swedish Choir at the Center de Création O Vertigo.

At 8:00 p.m., at the Conservatoire de musique – Salle de concert (4750, av. Henri-Julien), the music of the Icelandic neoclassical composer Snorri Hallgrímsson will follow, who will meet that of the Quebecois Simon Leoza, the unique opportunity to discover pieces from one to the other they performed, for the time of an evening, four hands with the support of their musician∙ne∙s.

With the aim of building bridges between Quebec and the countries of northern Europe, FIKA(S) invited Émilie Payeur, an enthusiast of the Nordic countries, proposing that she invite, in turn, within the framework of the festival, the Scandinavian artist with the What a dream to collaborate. Her choice fell on the Finnish multidisciplinary artist Heta Bilaletdin.

The FIKA(S) week will therefore be an opportunity for them to collaborate during a four-day creation mini-residency that will close with a performance in 5 to 7 mode at the Casa del Popolo, on October 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Finally, for that night’s closing evening, there will be emerging Icelanders with Salóme Katrín and Hugar in the Sala Rossa, starting at 7:00 p.m.

For more information about the festival or the full FIKA(S) 2022 programme, visit www.fikasfest.com/prog2022.

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