MUNDEKULLA FESTIVAL, 7 - 11 AUGUST, 2024
MUNDEKULLA FESTIVAL, 7 - 11 AUGUST, 2023
THIS YEAR'S THEME: KEEP THE FIRE BURNING
WELCOME TO THE MUNDEKULLA FESTIVAL!
Welcome to the 26th Mundekulla Music Festival! Jenny Wessel, our Master of Ceremony, is crafting a new program that retains beloved traditions such as morning gatherings, evening concerts, workshops for kids, and the comforting sense of safety and connection. Stay tuned for additional program details – many more artists and workshop leaders will be added.
Meet the workshop leaders (Subject to change)
Many more artists and workshop leaders will be added!
MORNING GATHERINGS, CONCERTS, NIA
Jenny Wessel has been a regular contributor at the Mundekulla Festival for almost every year, expressing her deep love for Mundekulla. Now, she feels truly honored to take on the responsibility of KEEPING THE FIRE BURNING as Peter Elmberg leaves the scene. As the head of the festival, Jenny will lead the morning gatherings featuring the beloved Mundekulla dances, bearing overall responsibility for crafting a beautiful, heart-connected program.
Music holds a special place in Jenny's life, and she will share her musical talents, leading a Mantra singing & Soundhealing session during the festival. You can explore her songs here.
With nearly two decades of experience, she is the founder of Nia Movement in Göteborg where you can practice beautiful movements inspired by dance, tai-chi, taekwondo, and yoga. Jenny will also be offering Nia classes during the festival, which you can learn more here.
JAN ERIC STRÖM
CONCERTS, MORNING MEETING
Jan Eric is a multi-musician who has graced many festivals at Mundekulla with his own works as well as in the house band. He treats the acoustic guitar and electric bass as few and it is impossible to remain unmoved when Jan Eric takes the tone. He participates in the morning gatherings with Jenny Wessel and Lars-Magnus. He also offers a singing session (Bhajans) with some of his most appreciated songs consisting of life lessons and trivia!
Jan Eric has collaborated and toured with many other musicians both in Sweden, Europe and India. Since his education at the music academy, Jan Eric has been a guitar teacher and also worked in theater, but nowadays he devotes himself mostly to his three "Ms", namely "Music, Painting (Måleri) and Meditation." He has released his own album "Reflexion" as well as "Here" with Sara Scheen Otnes and "12 peace prayers" with Peter and Lars-Magnus. Listen here
MORNING MEETING, PIANO CONCERT, COMP. MUSICIAN
Lars-Magnus Österberg is a pianist and keyboard player from Gothenburg and one of the festival's recurring musicians. He is part of the house band where he is a musician for various artists during the festival such as the morning gatherings. He offers piano improvisation during one of the lunches and is in charge of the Open Stage.
Lars-Magnus has worked in the music department at residential college for 25 years and he now has a position as a musician in Högsbo parish, Gothenburg and also freelances in the region. His CD "Piano Songs" has been appreciated by many over the years and is also available on Spotify with some of his other productions. Listen here
YOGA AND LECTURE
For many years Eva-Lotta worked as an IT consultant, but since 2004 she works as a yoga & mindfulness teacher as well as a leadership & life coach with a focus on self-leadership. She has immersed herself especially in meditation and yoga in several different spiritual traditions, but above all, on her own, explored how to live and embody this, in relationships, at work and in various challenges in life.
The lecture workshop 'Live true' is about daring to indulge in life with its challenges and joys and to heal the relationship with oneself and one's parents, in illness and near death based on life stories, poems and meditation.
The yoga session on the theme 'embracing body & soul' offers soft hatha yoga, qigong, meditation and shaking exercises. An opportunity to experience your body in deep presence, and its energy for increased peace of mind.
CIRCUS SCHOOL (FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE)
Magnus Bengtsson is one of the Festival's great heroes and great inspirers, who offers Circus School for children, young people ... and adults!
While all adults indulge in general wisdom and developing activities, Magnus offers something called play, acrobatics, standing on hands, juggling and other fun, that most adults have completely lost along the way.
In addition, there will be a final show on Sunday for all ages (young and old...) This is definitely one of the highlights of the festival, at least if the kids get to choose!
TOUR OF MUNDEKULLA'S CULTIVATIONS
Elin is in charge of for the cultivations at Mundekulla. She has a perennial interest in forest horticulture (read edible perennials) and a passion for sustainable food supply. Elin works with permaculture and various regenerative methods to expand and put Mundekulla on the map as a place for sustainable agriculture. Join her on a tour of the garden, smell the flowers and let yourself be inspired by our plans.
In 2023, the cultivations have been developed with a larger greenhouse. Elin runs the gardens together with 8 volunteers who are at Mundekulla for 7 months. Mundekulla's plantations have grown over the past 5 years on the initiative of Clinton Pereira who carefully built up a circular bed with the help of biochar, wood chips, branches, compost, insect hotels, which now produces vegetables of various kinds for Mundekulla's kitchen.
FRIDA & JULIA MALMQUIST
MUSIKER/ SOUNDHEALING, HEALING CONCERTS, YOGA
Frida & Julia are a music-loving sibling duo who are passionate about guiding people into deep relaxation and letting them travel to magical places in their inner worlds, through their meditative concerts. They describe their sound healing sessions as heartfelt, beautiful and often emotional. "We want to take you to places inside you where you can meet your hidden treasures. Where you get to feel alive and vibrant. And where you get to experience that you are held and supported, and can rest safely within yourself.”
You will receive extended notes from sound instruments. Pulsating rhythms from drums. Soothing melodies from The Native American Flute. And songs that touch the depths of your heart. On a daily basis, Frida runs her own business in health and personal development with Yoga, Massage, Meditation and sound healing. The sisters share their music at events and festivals around the country.
MUSICIAN AND HEALTH THERAPIST
Björn has a big love for the world of genre crossing music, and after being a member of The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years, he is now working mainly with World music and Jazz. In his career as a classical musician he traveled all over the world as a member of the Oboe-section, and was a part of numerous recordings in the years 1975-2022. He was also performing as a Soloist and in different Chamber music projects all over Scandinavia.
Björn has always been interested in other genres than the classical field, especially Jazz and world music, sound healing , mantra singing, and ceremonial music. He performs music using instruments such as the oboe, native american flutes, didgeridoo, duduk, ceremonial drums and other instruments.
QI SENSATION, MEDITATION
Aita Päts lives the passionate good life in full creativity and creative power to above all inspire and share her knowledge and experiences in many different areas such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, meditation, energy medicine, sound healing, books and painting. Aita lives in the Natural House, which is her own, special creation and gift as inspiration for a sustainable way of life.
During the festival, you can practice the shamanic Qigong, Qi Sensation, which Aita herself developed and be enchanted by the unique titanium gong "Heaven no. 8". Together with Theodor Lindgren, she weaves a deeply relaxed and healing sound healing journey with various instruments, vibrations, tones and flutes.
Aita is a trained Osho body psychotherapist and Body Harmony teacher. Join in for a session of Dynamic Powerful Morning Meditation or an afternoon Kundalini Meditation.
FIA (SOFIA) EKBERG
CONCERT AND WORKSHOP
Fia is a songwriter/musician and educator from Gothenburg, with roots in Småland. She started as a musical artist, but since her debut with the EP All The Small Details in 2013, she has traveled around and played her songs in the Nordics, the USA, Ireland and in Greenland. For the album Bangatan, she received the manifesto prize for show of the year 2022 and right now she is current with "Vackrare nu-en bekännelse", a personal musical performance based on the songs from the same album.
When Fia is not playing herself, she runs the singer/songwriter training at Löftadalen folkhögskola (ÅSA, Halland) and also runs courses under her own auspices. She is passionate about creating and telling stories, but is also passionate about creating spaces where other people can do it. Her workshop will consist of simple playful writing exercises combined with movement and toning. Through the voice and the body, you get in touch with the writing and the words – and vice versa.
You get to write, sing, dance and share during this workshop.