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Event | Movits! Swing Jazz meets Hip Hop at Stonefly, Saturday, January 30th

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I continue to say this: Sweden's music scene is crazy.  From the country that gave us Abba, this country is producing some amazing artists within last 4 years in all genres. Artist such Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Kissey Asplund, Red Astaire, El Perro del Mar, Peter Bjorn & John, Mando Diao, Mapei, and Adam Tensta are helping put Sweden on the map for music. I always wanted to visit Sweden to see what kind of water they are drinking to produce some of the stuff I hear.  Another group from Sweden that is making a mark here in the states is Movits!

Movits! is a hip hop group that blends the sound of swing jazz and hip hop with Swedish lyrics.  They created a huge buzz here since their performance on Comedy Central's Colbert Report.  Lucky for Milwaukee this Saturday, you will get a taste of their sound this Saturday at Stonefly.  Milwaukee's Fresh Cut Collective and 88Nine's Tarik (that's me) will also be performing.  A show not to be missed.

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