Indian culture festival in Uppsala 2014

Incredible India 2014 Incredible India 2013

This year's Indian festival can be experienced at different places in Uppsala during spring and autumn.

With reservation for changes!

The festival invites you to filmshows, classical concerts, theater, exhibitions, lectures, Indian market, food etc. ...

Program autumn:

2 - 6 Sept

Colour Correction at Uppsala Stadsteater

Colour Correction is a unique Swedish-Indian cooperation in the form comedy examines the situation of women in India today. Similarly, we examine the media's coverage of India and ask ourselves what shapes our understanding of the situation there

2012 will be a young girl victim of a brutal gang rape on a bus and dies from his injuries. The incident raises
tremendous attention worldwide. In India, some woman goes out to demonstrate.
Elsewhere shrugs it shoulders - "all know that this happens every day, the only thing that is unique
this time is that it happened to a girl from middle class and not from the working class. "
But none of this has Sheila time to care about. Her parents' plans for her marriage
but she can not engage in it. She is going to Bollywood and fulfill her dream!

Colour correction is played as free school performance September 2 to 5.
For information on school performances, contact

Public performances: 5 September at 19.00 and 6 September at 18.00

Regi: Björn Dahlman
Actors/creators: Spatica Ramanujam, Swati Das, Björn Dahlman.

Arr: Uppsala Stadsteater, Bananteatern, Kulturum


13 sept


Culture Night

Visit the 'Indian street' on Culture Night - Östra Ågatan between Dombron and Nybron. Here you can revel among Indian scents and colors: clothing, crafts, fabrics, incense sticks, chai, samosas, ginger beer, Indian snacks, simple meals and much much more...

Come to the little Indian diner "Cafe Ganesh" or try to write your name in Hindi or maybe try Indian block prints with pretty patterns.

Meet Indian specialist from Indcen travel and representatives from the University of Uppsala - Forum for South Asia Studies.
Global Stone Workshop shows pictures and sculptures from their courses in South India. Try your hand at sculpting

Puppet show at 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30

Orient Squezeers plays oriental-western fusion on stage at Fyristorg 15.00

Much more could happen - unexpectedly - as it usually does on a day visit to India.

Arr: Kulturum, ABF, FSAS Uppsala Universitet

20 sept


Shantala Subramanyam Group

Shantala plays Venu - bamboo flute. She is one of India's few young female flutists that tours both across India, Europe and USA. Today she is recognized and has been hailed by music critics for her performances that are both melodic and rhythmic complexity.

With her this time, she has Akkarai Sornalatha - violin and Akshay Anantapadmanabhan on South Indian drum Mridangam

Garam Masala - Modern beats and dance friendly fusion

Bobo Andersson - electric guitarr
Håkan Almkvist - sitar
Hasse Bruniusson - electric percussion

Guest: Shantala Subramanyam - vocal

Arr: Kulturum, ABF

27 sept


Sri Somnath Roy Group
at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress

For the first time ever in Sweden Somnath Roy with his group

Soul Call is an Indian classical based fusion group, consisting of five musicians on the ghatam, sitar, flute, tabla and vocals. The group plays Indian classical music, both from the north Indian and south Indian tradition, as well as a mixture of several forms of ethnic music.

The South Indian percussion instrument ghatam, crock, is one of the south Indian music tradition's oldest instruments, and played with a unique fingering technology.

The concert begins where traditional musicians demonstrates the ancient Indian heritage: unison, meditative and with perfection. An innovative presentation of the five musicians. Gradually move the music from the Indian classical tradition to different folk traditions. A merger with the subtle nuances of an increasing tempo to a breathtaking finale.

Somnath Roy - Ghatam, percussion
Abhisek Mallik - Sitar, Electric Sitar
Suomen Sarkar - Tabla, Percussion
Soumyajyoti Ghosh - Bansuri flute
Shatadru Kabir - Vocals

Ticket price: SEK 200 incl service charge
SEK 155 incl service charge on presentation of UNT-card

Uppsala Konsert & Kongress i samarbete med Incredible India med stöd av MHV, Kulturnämnden, ABF, ICCR och Indiska Ambassaden

5 Okt


Film and Concert at Slottsbiografen
Nedre Slottsgatan 6B

Slottsbiografen (Ingmar Bergman's childhood cinema) is celebrating 100 years and show as part of the program, two films by the Indian director Dheeraj Akolkar -"Liv & Ingmar" and "Let the Scream be heard"

The films will be presented by the director and the audience will have the opportunity to meet the director Dheeraj Akolkar.

There will also be a concert by Stefan Nilsson, who wrote the music for both films. Stefan has composed the music for some of our most beloved Swedish films and TV series. Jerusalem, Skärgårdsdoktorn, Good Intentions, Van Veeteren, A Song for Martin and As It Is in Heaven are just a few of the line.

"Liv and Ingmar" is a documentary about Ingemar Bergman and Liv Ullman's life together. The movie "Let the Screem be Heard" shown for the first time in Sweden, is about Edvard Munch and his creation that still fascinates the whole world for 150 years.

Both films have been hailed and "Liv and Ingmar" was nominated for best documentary at Chicago International Film Festival 2012.

Incredible India comes to serving Indian snacks and chai, etc..

Arr: Kulturum, ABF, FSAS Uppsala Universitet


Spring program 2014:

Buisness and Culture program in Stockholm

Arr: Indiska Ambassaden





Poster Women

Exhibition at Blåsenhus, Uppsala University
A poster exhibition from the Women’s Movement in India

Poster Women FSAS


Arr: FSAS Forum för Syd Asien Studier, Kulturum


Inaguration of Tagore sculpture

Engelska parken, Uppsala Universitet
Forum for South Asia Studies, Uppsala University and the Embassy of India Stockholm will hold several events in honour of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1913. On this occasion a bust of Rabindranath Tagore will be unveiled on campus
by Prof. Eva Åkesson, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University and HE Mrs Banashri Bose Harrison, Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia

Arr: FSAS Forum för Syd Asien Studier och Indiska Ambassaden


kl 20.00

Hindol Deb & Max Clouth Bistro Hijazz kl 20.00
Gamla stationshuset, Olof Palmes plats 2

Indian - Western fusion on Sitar
and Lotus-guitar

more info:

Bistro HIJAZZ Gamla stationshuset

Arr: Kulturum, ABF

see & listen: Hindol Deb

25/5 lör-sön


in the Botanical garden

A colorful festival for all with carnival music & dance
Indian market with crafts, clothing, fabrics, incense, etc, etc
Serving of Indian Snacks, light meals, sweets, juices, chai & coffee

Saturday 18.45 Hindol Deb & Max Clouth plays sitar and Lotus-guitar
Saturday 19.35 Arafat Tabassum Ananya Indian classical dance
Nritya Drapan Bollywood and Bhangra dance

Dancing Puppets withShafiq Kahn
Sunday 12.20 & 14.35 A Puppet show from Rajasthan in ”Barnivaltältet”

Arr: Kulturum, ABF


THANKS to all who make festival possible. The program is implemented by Kulturum with contributions by:

Forum for South Asia Studies
Uppsala Universitet

..... and in cooperation with:

Kulturum ideell förening
Contact: Eva Källander 0707-304 314,