The artists of 2018


Here you find information about this years lineup:Sallyswag, Huun-Huur-Tu, New Tide Orquesta, Södra Bergens Balalaikor, Puuluup, Comboio, Franska Trion, Mama Chajes Orkestar och Anna Fält. With reservations for change.


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Friday 00.00

A real musical knockout.

Sallyswag is a colourful, scenic liveband and also a music-collective. With stunning solos, fat grooves and feminist messages this band is without any equals in the Swedish music scene. The bandmembers have their roots in dancehall, R&B/HipHop, pop/jazz, Balkan/oriental, Afro Beats and Swedish folk music.




Sanna Eriksson – song

Aurelia Dey – song

Erika Risinger – violin

Ebba Wigren – drums

Nadia Hamouchi – trumpet

Anna Malmström – clarinett, basclarinet

Paulina Moberg – trombone

Tove Brandt – electrical base

Sanna Sikborn Erixon – electrical guitarr


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Foto: Jenniann  Johannesson


Saturday 21.00

They are profoundly mysterious: the traditional, ritual laryngeal chants of the Central Asian land of Tuva. For with their unique song technique, the singers from the steppe develop an enthralling sound cosmos rich in undertones and overtones. Something that is no longer a mystery, however, is the world-wide success of the Tuvan quartet HUUN-HUUR-TU, now an established name in international world music, thanks to their modern presentation of traditional laryngeal singing.



Kaigal-ool Khovalyg Vocals (Khöömei, Sygyt, Kargyraa), Igyl

An extremely talented, self-taught overtone singer, Khovalyg worked as a shepherd until the age of 21, when he was invited to join the Tuvan State Ensemble. He settled in Kyzyl and started teaching throat singing and igil. A co-founder of Huun-Huur-Tu, he left the State Ensemble in 1993 to devote his attention to the newly formed quartet. He has performed and recorded as a soloist with Vershki da Koreshki, the World Groove Band and the Volkov Trio. Covering a range from tenor to bass, Khovalyg is particularly known for his unique rendition of the khöömei and kargyraa singing styles.

Radik Tyulyush Vocals (Barbang-Nadyr), Byzaanchi, Khomuz (jew's harp)

Born in rural Tuva, he was a shepherd before becoming a professional musician. Having perfected his virtuoso throat-singing abilities as a former Soviet-style concert performer of Tuvan folk music, he excels in the borbangnadyr style. He joined Huun-Huur-Tu in 2006 , he performs as well as soloist and did a Britsh tour in spring 2007 with his own program

Sayan Bapa Vocals (Kargyraa & Khöömei), Toschpulur, Guitar, Igyl

Sayan Bapa, child of a Tuvan father and Russian mother, grew up in the industrial town Ak-Dovurak. He received his musical training in Kislovodsk, Northern Caucasus, where he played fretless bass in a Russian jazz-rock band for several years. In the early 1990s he returned to Tuva to study his roots, and became a member of a folk-rock band, performing traditional Tuvan music on electric instruments. A co-founder of Huun-Huur-Tu, Bapa is a versatile string instrumentalist, and performs on the igil, doshpuluur, and acoustic guitar. As a vocalist he is currently specializing in the kargyraa style.

Alexei Saryglar Vocals (Sygyt), Tuyug (horse hooves), Tungur (shaman-drum), Igyl

Alexei Saryglar, the youngest member of Huun-Huur-Tu, joined the ensemble in 1995 to replace Alexander Bapa. He completed his musical training in Ulan Ude as a percussionist for classical and popular music, and became a member of the large Russian state ensemble 'Siberian Souvenir'. A multi-talented performer, Saryglar makes his mark as a sygyt singer, and his expertise with traditional Tuvan percussion and string instruments naturally extends into the art of piano playing. Like the other members

New Tide Orquesta


Saturday 18.00


Highly acclaimed, New Tide Orquestra (NTO) are coming to HyttDreva. After about two decades of touring through China, Turkey, Russia, Brazil and Europe they have now decided to come to Bergslagen. In our Södra Hyttan they will perform an acoustic, dynamic, musical masterpiece that nobody should miss.

Foto: Miki Anagrius

NTO have won both prices and received unanimous praisal in reviews from the critics for both live performances and albums. 2016 the group released two albums, Live in Rio and Spirits: Nursery Rhymes. Live in Rio immediately went straight to #1 on, with no less than 5.0 average rating!

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Per Störby Jutbring – Bandoneon

Livet Nord – Quintone

Johanna Dahl – Cello

Josef Kallerdahl – Double base

Thomas Gustavsson – Piano



Lamine Cissokho


Friday 22:30

A westafrtican whom carries traditions of magical sounds from the Kora into modern times. Lamine

Cissokho, from Senegal, is a decendant of a so called "storytelling family", also known as Griot, with a history dating back to at least the 1400's.

A Griot is a westafrican troubadour who's task is to keep telling the story of his people. Kora, the "westafrican harp", is Lamines main instruments, made out of a big Kalebase and has 22 strings and created magical, beautiful music that touches you deeply.


Lamine is a songwriter and producer, a true world-mucisian. His melodies and texts reflect his many musical worlds; all from his childhood Koratunes to Swedish folkmusic to modern afro-jazz-groove.

He sings with an impressive and charismatic voice about life and the griotpeople's culture and experiences in and of Europe. Since 2001 Lamine lives in Sweden and has been on many tours in Europe and Westafrica; festivals like Urkult, Falu Folk Festical, Folk & Världsmusikgalan in Gävle, played in the concerthouses in Uppsala and Göteborg, in Fasching, Stallet and many others.



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Södra Bergens Balalaikor


Foto: Gösta Nyberg
Foto: Torbjörn Ivarsson

Sunday 16:00

This legendary orchestra saw its light in 1969 after two well appreciated workshops in playing the balalajka was having its end-show. But what was to be written on the posters? According the spirit of the time a vote was held, where "Södra Bergens Balalaikor" (the South Mountains Balalaikas) won just ahead of "MosebackeKosacherna" (The Cossacks of Mosebacke). The concert was held in April 1969 and the following year there was an unforgettable performance at the Gärdesfestival, which today is considered the jumping-off point of the Swedish Progg-music-movement. Since then Södra Bergens Balalaikor has kept evolving the former Soviet folk music through finetuning the composition of their music while allowing song to hold a greater place.


Södra Bergens Balalaikor performs 10-20 times a year in both public and private arrangements. The Orchestra is today still a hobby with amateurmusicians and the organisation is run nonprofit movement. Since 1969 they have among other things:


* Cleared the fogs at the Gärdesparties

* Broken the records of attendance at community centers, folkparks, churches and concerthalls.

* Had success at festivals in the Netherlands

* Played for free for the homeless in Stockholm on a yearly basis.

* Chanted in Globen (in Stockholm) at Sweden Hockey Games.

* Made highly applauded performances at company events

* Sung a‘capella for Operakören.

* Played theatre and film-music

* Never had a “comeback”


The curiousity of the orchestra, and their unrespectful respect will meet the cultural forum of Bergslages and allow openess, playfulness and love. Can HyttDreva end in a better way? Our answer is now. Don't miss this!






Friday 19:30

Puuluup is a bowed harp duo which uses electronics and loopers to enhance their sound. Their repertoire is suitable for strict hipsters, tired punks and also those who love pure traditional music. Are we too liberal in our interpretations? We definitely strive towards it. The programme consists of original songs which flirt with world music, arrangements of traditional songs for the bowed harp and jouhikko and the ambient intermissions which feed on the whispers of horsehair strings. The lyrics carry either an openly violent ("Venna nõu") or secretly erotic ("Puhja tuulik") message. There are also lyrical-epical ballads ("Karla tuli mäelt") and spiritual working songs ("Heinakõrs"). You can hear quotes from the classics of Estonian punk ("Kaerata Jaan") and descriptions of the wardrobes of the living dead. Sveta Bogomolova's visual installations mix unique animals, forks, waffles and events from your next dream with Puuluup's music.


Ramo Teder (Pastacas) – bowed harp, electronics

Marko Veisson – bowed harp, electronics

Sveta Bogomolova – visuals



Saturday 19:30

HyttDreva offers music from Cuba, Brazil, USA, Colombia and Cap Verde when Comboio, perhaps the most longlived latinband in Sweden, invite you to dance. The band from Värmland have toured

on Cuba, in Norway and around Sweden. and now they come to Södra Hyttan. Salsa, son, cha cha, guajiras, coladeras och samba are some of the styles the band playes and they play covers from both wellknown and more obscure bands.


Erika Hellekant Rowe, song, percussion

Micke Körnemark, trumpet

Urban Haaga, song, saxophon, percussion

Nils Nyquist, percussion

Pelle Rathsman, guitarr

Ronny Johansson, song, guitarr, percussion

Anders Nordin, base

Börje Olofsson, percussion

Micke Rathsman, piano

Franska Trion


Friday 21:00

Franska Trion is a swedish trio with jazz and blues as the source of inspiration. The frontfigure Matti Ollikainen (song, piano) accompanies with Thommy Larsson (drums) and Viktor Thuregård (bass) and together they drive out demons, comfort and give hope.


Franska Trion has worked with artists like Håkan Hellström, Anna Järvinen, Sven Zetterberg, Stefan Sundström, Timo Räisänen, Hästpojken, Mando Diao and many more.


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Mama Chajes Orkestar


Saturday 00:00

For the third time we welcome you to HyttDreva, and for the third time Mama Chajes Orkestar will perform. We just cannot have enough of them! Once you’ve heard balkan music with Mama Chajes you just won’t get enough of it – you’ll want more and more again. Mama Chajes will get you to your feet in a swaying flood of inescapable rhythms, pulling you into jazzy backwaters and like a Fenix their sounds will bring something new.

With overflowing gladness we dream back to the festival night during 2016 when we got sea-drenched by rain and sweat when drums, base, saxophone and violin made us ecstatically happy. 2018 we invite you, yet again, to dance long into the summer night of august. Don’t miss out HyttDreva-dance!



Helena Sandell -violinl, trumpet

Erika Lindholm -saxophon, recorder, clarinet

Elias Gustavsson - base, guitarr

Max Häggberg -drums


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Saturday 23:00

Anna is originally from Finland but now lives in Sweden since 2012 and constantly toures around in Scandinavia. She works as a singer, folksong teacher, within journalism and performing arts but mainly as a singer holding her own a cappella concerts that are a mix between different Finnish-Urgian and Scandinavian traditions, as well as her own compositions.


Her voice has been descrived with words such as "power of nature" (naturkraft) and "magical" and commonly hears "I've never heard anything like that!"


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Karin Gibson: Gongbath in folklore


Friday 20.00 in Hjulsjö Church (approx. 3 km from the festivalgrounds).


Through voice, 'spillåpipa', violin, cowhorn and bell, we will be taken back to our roots. The gongs enhance the process of deep vibrations, especially in the deeper chakras.


If you want to lie down and listen to this concert you need to bring a pad or something to lie down on, a pillow, and a quilt if needed.


For you who do not have a festival ticket for Friday the entrance fee is 100 SEK.



Uppdaterad 2018-07-03