Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.
December 13th is the celebration of Saint Lucia in Sweden. We usually celebrate by having a “Lussetåg” a Lucia parade, but instead me and Sweden’s sweetest jazz singer Anna Christoffersson are going to teach you how to bake Swedish Lucia Saffron Bread. We’re also going to sing you a Christmas song!
Still haven’t figured out what to get your lovers for Christmas and missed out on my special Christmas offer a few days ago? Don’t fret! Anna have some excellent albums that will make great Christmas gifts to anyone with good taste in music! Go here to get Anna’s albums: American iTunes Swedish iTunes
I would like to welcome you to my annual Christmas concert “Sofia Talvik’s Julmys” at Clarion Sign in Stockholm, Sweden, December 1st!
We’re going to treat you to a super cosy evening, starting with Christmas songs from the Swedish Lucia candidates to set the mood and then some lovely Christmassy songs from me and my band. I’m also very happy to announce that renowned jazz singer Anna Christoffersson will be joining me for a couple of songs. The evening starts at 6pm (kl 18) and me and my band will be on stage at 8pm (kl 20).
There is no cover charge so bring all your friends!
The evening will also be a little release party for my new Christmas single “Santa” which will be released the same day. This year I’m releasing it in collaboration with The Body Shop’s and ECPAT’s campaign “Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People“.
Today’s Florida playlist is songs by people I know or have met at one point or another! Enjoy!!
Florida – Playlist #5
Sofia Talvik – You plate your heart with gold
Kleerup feat Robyn – With every heartbeat
Suzanne Vega – Gypsy
Anna Christoffersson – Angel
Jonna Lee – The light
Sunshine – She’s got a fever
Sara Rumar – Just one of those days
We had a couple of lovely days in Seattle, and now we’re working our way down the west coast. Last night we did a great gig at The Mint in LA. My friend Anna Christoffersson showed up as she’s in LA working on her new album. Me and Anna baked Saffron bread in my Christmas Calendar, if you haven’t seen it check it out here!
We spent the day with Anna in Santa Monica the day after, it was lovely to walk around for a bit before cramming all the gear in the truck again and heading to San Diego.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, I’m playing in San Diego so don’t miss my gig there!
If I were to show an American pictures from the Swedish Lucia celebration, they would probably think it was some kind of KKK meeting. But here in the cold, dark north celebrating Lucia is celebrating light in the darkness and used to be on the same day as the winter solstice, but now it’s set to December 13th every year.
Various things are tradition on Lucia, like baking saffron buns. So I teamed up with renowned jazz singer Anna Christoffersson and started baking!
Don’t miss out on Anna Christoffersson’s Christmas concerts at Glenn Millers Café December 17 and 18th.