Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Jordbro World Orchestra

The Jordbro World Orchestra On stage at the cultural center in Handen a couple of days ago were The Jordbro World Orchestra. Jordbro is a suburb to Stockholm. Ten thousand people live there. Most of them are immigrants. I was a student in Jordbro for three years a few eons ago. The orchestra, started by Michael Vinsa, a local musician who grew up here, won the 2011 Haninge municipality JIM award. Michael is the guy in the blue t-shirt. JIM stands for Equality, Integration and Diversity. The band have been playing a few local events and are slowly making a name for themselves. The members are both young and old, men and women, and they come from all over the world. JVO is also an Non Profit Organisation. More info in Swedish at their web site

7 comments:

Lowell said...

Looks like a great band. Love the mix of people...various nationalities and ages!

Birdman said...

Cool sounds I bet.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Wonderful post. I was surprised to see how vibrant the immigrant community was in Sweden on my only visit to your country about 8 years ago. I remember seeing lots of posters showing a children's football (soccer) team, all dressed in the national color of yellow, and featuring several children of African ancestry.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very cool and quite interesting

Sharon said...

I love the mix of old and young in this band. I bet the music was great.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the young guy on the keyboard, great collage Steffe, they look like they're having a good time so I bet they sound great.

Steffe said...

They change setting all the time so they can play a lot of different music.