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Vasen & LinnaeusDansarna

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Published on Mar 30, 2008

Väsen is a unique ensemble that transcends barriers and delight listeners with their music and personality.

Three great Swedish musicians: Olov Johansson on the nyckelharpa (a keyed fiddle unique to Sweden), Mikael Marin on viola and Roger Tallroth on guitar. The trio's music has a telepathic intensity. Together they create more electricity on their acoustic instruments than most rock bands can generate with their amps turned all the way up to "11." More than one rock critic has proclaimed them "the best band in the world".

Traditional music with a modern attitude. Tremendous individual musicians taking ensemble playing to new heights. Acoustic instruments with power and emotion. This is Väsen.

Väsen is an acoustic band, which features an instrument unique to Sweden called the nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) along with viola and guitar. Väsen plays heavenly music based in the rural Swedish tradition with a contemporary flavor.

This is acoustic ensemble playing at its best, with sounds that can connote classical string quartets at one moment and upbeat folk/pop another.

Väsen carries its brilliant acoustic ensemble interplay to new levels with a contemporary energy and attitude that is rarely found in acoustic bands. The combination of nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) and viola is propelled by guitar and sometimes hand percussion, with tunes that are irresistible and unforgettable.

The dancers here go under the name "LinnaeusDansarna". Their names are: Julia Persson. Andreas Berchtold. Petra Eriksson. Anna Öberg. Petter Johansson. Anton Schneider

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