PUBLISHED TUESDAY 7.6.2022
Swedish artist Sara Parkman brings poetry and political edge to the folk music tradition. In her home country of Sweden, this has made her a much debated artist who has used folk music to address a criticism of both nationalism and the patriarchy.
Soon, she will play at this year's Roskilde Festival. But already on Monday 27 June, the 33-year-old Swedish musician will visit Roskilde Cathedral where she will present her magical mix of folk music, psalms, pop and protest.
Sara Parkman is recognised for dabbling between the formats of concert and theatre. She has sung of female musicians, and she has moved into more of a celestial room with inspiration from psalms, prayers and church choirs, and she delivers political bite and indignation.
Parkman has won several awards for her music. In 2017, she received the ‘Artist of the year’ award at the Folk & Världsmusikgalan in Sweden, and her album Matriarkerna won the ‘Album of the year’ award the following year. She has also received an activist award from SKAP, The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
Roskilde Festival is the host of the concert which is an offer for both festival-goers who wish to explore the city of Roskilde and for citizens in Roskilde who is not attending the festival.
Who, where and how much?
Sara Parkman, Roskilde Cathedral
Time: Monday 27 June at 20:00 (doors at 19:00)
Price: DKK 100
Tickets are available here