Svenska Akademien (band)

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Svenska Akademien
SvenskaAkademien UppsalaReggae 2009.jpg
Svenska Akademien performing at the Uppsala Reggae festival, 2009
Background information
Origin Landskrona, Sweden
Genres Reggae, Hiphop
Years active 1999 – 2009, 2013 –
Labels SwingKids, Bad Taste Records
Associated acts General Knas, Kapten Röd, Promoe, Stures Dansorkester
Website http://www.svenskaakademien.just.nu
Members Principal
Sture Allén d.y. (Carl-Martin Vikingsson)
General Knas (Ivan Olausson-Klatil)
Don Cho (Simon Vikokel)
Räven (Johan Kammargården)
Titti Tång (Leia Gärtner)
Lance-A-Lot (Lars Thörnblom)
Kenneth Björklund
Agnes Olsson
Others
Risto (Kristoffer Hellman)
Patrik Nord
Joseph Rowe
Svenska Akademien at Malmöfestivalen 2006

Svenska Akademien is a Swedish reggae band formed in 1999 by Carl-Martin Vikingsson, Simon Vikokel and Kristoffer Hellman.[1] Since the band dissolved in 2009, Carl-Martin Vikingsson has released two solo albums as "Sture Alléns Dansorkester".[2] Svenska Akademien vocalist and toaster Ivan Olausson-Klatil aka "General Knas" has released three solo albums, the first one in June 2006 called "Äntligen har rika människor fått det bättre" ("Finally rich peoples conditions have improved") and the latest one in 2012, called "Kärlek & Revolt" ("Love & Rebellion").[3]

Although some people consider their music to be politically green and leftish, they have stated on their website that "Svenska Akademien doesn't have its own ideology, or some kind of manifest approved by its members."

On 1 February 2013 it was announced that Svenska Akademien would make a comeback, with an upcoming album and new tour dates.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 2001 Snapphaneklanen (EP)
  • 2002 Med anledning av
  • 2004 Tändstickor för mörkrädda
  • 2005 Resa sig opp
  • 2005 Upphovsmännen till den skånska raggan (compilation album)
  • 2007 Gör det ändå!

Singles[edit]

  • 2001 Snapphaneklanen
  • 2002 Rötter
  • 2004 Psalm för mörkrädda
  • 2005 Du vill så du kan
  • 2007 Vakna

Members[edit]

  • Kenneth Björklund
  • Ivan Olausson-Klatil aka General Knas
  • Agnes Olsson
  • Johan Pettersson aka Räven
  • Lars Thörnblom
  • Carl-Martin Vikingsson aka Sture Allén d.y.
  • Simon Vikokel aka Don Cho

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