Sofia Hultin

Lesbian sing-a-long 2014-2017

During my work with the project I'm Every Lesbian in Malmö I came across stacks of lesbian songs that was written and sung at the lesbian camps that were an important part of the development of the lesbian movement in Scandinavia. Some of the songs more political and some were more humorous but they were all written in an intimate spirit of solidarity and love. What surpriced me was that I had never heard them. Neither had many of my friends in my generation. It was clear that this was an important piece of cultural and political heritage.

I desided to arrange a lesbian sing-along where different generations of lesbians could meet share and learn these songs. The first sing-along was in 2014 and was a collaboration toghether with MYCKET, Lesbisk makt and Acéphale and was arranged in Frihamnen in Gothernburg. I was also very happy to be contacted by musician Emma Lagerberg who wondered if I needed a lesbian house band - which I off course got super exited about! This first time the following musicians played:

Electric guitar: Marie Hagberg (Kvinnoväsen)
Drumset: Ebba Wigren (ill wicker, Sallyswag)
Violin: Emma Lagerberg (Lyset i forsen and ill wicker)
Accordion: Larisa Ljungkrona (AWILAS,Tranotra, Holmes, Skavlan/Ljungkrona) Song: Pia Goldman (artist, film maker, mma athlet)
Base: Kajsa Poidnak (Pfemme, Rome is not a town)
Saxofon/piano: Kristin Rosendahl (Skrammel)

Since then me, Emma Lagerberg, Kristin Rosendahl and Ebba Wigren have performed at The Musueum of Ethnology in Stockholm, at Västerås Art Museum, at Borås Art Museum and at Marabou parken in Sundbyberg.

Download a sing-a-long booklet here >>>

Here is also a recording of the sing-along at The Museum of Ethnology >>>

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