Lazze Ohlyz

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Lazze Ohlyz
Lazze Ohlyz on stage in Norway
Background information
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Dansband, Country,
Progressive Bugg
Years active 2005–2010
Labels XPN Grammofon

Lazze Ohlyz was a Swedish dansband duo run by Jonas Kårlin and Björn Jägesten between 2005 and 2010.

The group described themselves as northern Europe's first Marxist-Leninist dansband duo and the music is characterized by Lazze Ohlyz border crossing ambitions to mix propagandistic left ideology with country influenced dance music. The genre went according to their own statement under the name Prugg, which is an abbreviation of the concept progressive jitterbug. [1]

In addition to numerous concerts in Sweden Lazze Ohlyz also performed several times in Norway during the popular summer camps in Risøya arranged by Socialist Youth League of Norway. Lazze Ohly last concert was held in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm in front of about 15 000 protesters in connection to the celebration of May Day 2010.

The name is derived from that of Lars Ohly, former party leader of the Swedish Left Party.