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EPOS International Network Days

Wednesday-Thursday, October 30th & 31st 
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(To participate is for free, but you need to confirm your seat, at latest by October, 22nd) 

EPOS is a Swedish network which goal is to increase equality, plurality and equal rights for everyone to participate in cultural life with a focus on the folk & world music & dance genre. 

We would like to invite you and your organisation to the EPOS International Network Days in Stockholm on Wednesday 30th October & Thursday 31st October.
We invited several exiting european organisations and artists who are putting equality on the agenda in ways we’re interested about and we would like to share these with you!


Wednesday, October 30th 

13.00 - 13.30 Welcome! Short presentation round.        
13.30 – 14.30 Presentations with EPOS, Balansekunst, Keychange & Rockdonna
14.30 – 15.00 Break
15.00 – 16.00 Poetic Pilgrimage
19.00 Concert Poetic Pilgrimage (more info & tickets here)

After the concert the stage will be open for an EPOS Network Jam session. So feel free to bring an instrument!

Thursday, October 31st 

10.00 – 10.15 Good morning! Intro.
10.15 – 11.15 Marie Selander: Equality and history writing
11.15 – 12.00 Discussions
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.40 Presentations with Kulturen in Bewegung & IMPRA
13.40 – 14.00 Break
14.00 – 15.00 Leila Jaffar: Power relations communication
15.00 – 16.00 Discussions

Artists in residence:

Poetic Pilgrimage (UK) 

Poetic Pilgrimage is a female Hip Hop and 191030 poetic pilgrimage web
Spoken Word duo who express the world as they see it through the art of rhyme. They are a rare act, being one of the few Muslim female outfits around and they bring a refreshing perspective to issues of identity, global politics and women’s issues inspired by their faith and legacy of their ancestors. 

Born in Bristol to Jamaican parents they have been performing together as Poetic Pilgrimage for over 10 years creating music that fuses their love of Hip Hop with their Caribbean roots intertwined with their love of Jazz, World Music, Electro Soul and more, providing a colourful landscape to their words. They are also profound Spoken Word artists so at times they require no backdrop at all to share their powerful messages of peace, unity and freedom. The world has much to learn from the lyrics of these two women.

More info about guests and presentations:

Leila Jaffar (NL)
Power relations communication

The difference between values about gender 191031 Leila Jaffar web
equality and daily practices can be quite large.

Got the feeling you’re not taken seriously even though your counterpart thinks you are treated equally? 

Non-verbal communication very often reveals the hidden power relations. It reveals the true power distance. Why not use non-verbal communication to increase your effectiveness without entering all kinds of discussions?

Leila Jaffar will give tips that are useful in daily life, varying from gaining influence through seating positions and gestures to the way you shake hands. Participants can bring their own examples.

Leila Jaffar is founder and owner of Jaffar Consultancy in the Netherlands. She is acknowledged as one of the leading trainers in the field of intercultural communication and conflict resolution in the Netherlands. Her aim is to connect people from various cultures and backgrounds through her work and to bridge differences. 

This has brought Leila during the last few years to extend her work to the field of media and music. Jaffar Consultancy has produced 4 feature documentaries for Dutch television and is currently involved in the development of several projects for Dutch television.

Marie Selander (SE) 
Gender balance and the writing of music history 

Who is the writer of history? Who is the 191031 marie selander web
writer of music history? How much are young people today conscious of what has been going on before them? Who are their role-models?

Music history is the story of men performing, men arranging music and men composing music.  But this is HIStory and not HERstory. And this is absolutely not the only truth.

Being part of an all female group in the 60s made Marie Selander put on her gender glasses on and it has influenced her life since then.
In this workshop we’ll discuss the gender roles we’re performing, talk about history and all the hidden music. And also, so important: what is happening today, what are we doing to make it change and how is this working? Are we changing both history and our present time?

Marie Selander started off as a musician in the 60s in an all female rock group The Nursery Rhymes.

Since then she has performed in many well known groups such as the Diddlers, Låt&Trall, Utdansbandet, Vargavinter, Maramas and she has also performed as a soloartist in many constellations in many different genres such as folk music, world music, contemporary music, blues/jazz and has specialised in different vocal techniques.

Being part of an all female group in the sixties opened up her consciousness about of how female musicians were treated as well as forgotten when history is written. This knowledge has been a red thread during her musical life and has resulted in many concerts, radioprograms and lectures about this matter and gender consciousness.

In 2012 Marie Selander released a book called ”Inte riktigt lika viktigt? Om kvinnliga musiker och glömd music” ( Not as important? About female musicians and hidden history. Gidlunds 2012) which has received a lot of medial attention. Since then she has been lecturing all over Sweden about the hidden history of female musicians. For this book she received

STIM:s skriftställarpris 2013. She has also worked as a radio producer and has made many appreciated radioseries such as ”The glass ceiling”, 2010, about female musicians.

She’s now working on a new book.


Balansekunst (NO)

Balansekunst (the Art of Balance) is a Norwegian association of more than 70 organisations, companies, festivals and other arts and culture institutions that engage in promoting gender equality and diversity in the arts.

Balansekunst wants to share knowledge, experiences and ideas on how to proceed in the field of gender balance and diversity, specifically through challenging structural inequalities, stereotypes and prejudices.

The initiative was established in 2009, when a couple of key institutions in the Norwegian music business got together to come up with easily accessible tools for stimulating some much needed action towards gender equality in the industry. 



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art fields dominated by men. The unbalance means that women have fewer opportunities than men to work as artists and leaders in the field. Cultural life thus becomes homogeneous and unilateral.

EPOS goal is to increase equality, plurality and the equal rights for everyone to participate in cultural life, with a focus on the folk & world music & dance genre. EPOS organises concerts,
seminars, network meetings and mentor programs. 



IMPRA is an organisation and active network. Impra Logotyp 2 POS
IMPRA is not a women’s organisation, but our primary purpose is to support and promote female jazz/improvisation/electronica/alternative musicians, especially because there is a significant shortage of them in these genres.

IMPRA is open to everyone who shares the organisation’s goals and visions, regardless of gender, sexual preference, or ethnic origin. The name ”IMPRA” is a wordplay combining ”improvisation” with a feminine ending.

IMPRA’s vision is a music scene where the focus is on the music, musicians, and composers. An arena where everyone has the same opportunities to practice their profession, regardless of gender, sexual preference, or ethnic origin. Woman to IMPRA includes trans*!

Keychange (EU & CAN)

Keychange is a pioneering international Keychange 5x7 1200x1560
initiative which transforms the future of music whilst encouraging festivals and music organisations to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. 72 emerging artists and innovators each year from across Europe and Canada will take part in international festivals, showcase events, collaborations and a programme of creative labs. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better more inclusive music industry for present and future generations.

Kulturen in Bewegung (AU)

Kulturen in bewegung is the arts and culture KIBE logo
initiative at VIDC, the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation. We aim at promoting globally relevant issues by means of projects that look at sustainability, participation, migration and a whole lot other issues from a creative perspective. kulturen in bewegung is a centre of competence for arts and culture from the global south in Austria and a hub for the exchange of artists, hosts and different communities, interested  in this field.

Since more than 20 years kulturen in bewegung is working with international artists in Austria and in the field of cultural exchange between Austria/Europe and countries of the global south.

When realising projects, kulturen in bewegung cooperates with numerous partners from the arts-, culture- and NGO-scenes
as well as diaspora communities.


Rockdonna (FI)

Rock Donna is Finnish organisation that works to empower and inspire girls and women through music education. Equality and self-esteem are also two very important talking points within the programme.

Rock Donna is a long term investment towards a gender equal music industry.

• We value the power of music as a means to create personal and social change

• We value efforts that actively expand opportunities for girls and women

• We value positive approaches to fighting sexism

• We value integrity, honesty and respect

• We value appropriate sharing of resources, cooperation, and collaboration

• We value using our collective voice to further our mission

• We value diversity

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Apply here. (Continues to google forms) 

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To participate is for free, but we appreciate if you confirm your seat
and which times you’ll come at latest by 22nd October.

Stallet kan du lyssna på och
dansa till nordisk folkmusik, flamenco, klezmer, tango, afrikanskt, irländskt, brasilianskt, persiskt
och massor av annan härlig
musik från världens alla hörn. 
Stallet ligger mitt i Stockholm mellan Nybrokajen och Kungsträdgården. Välkommen!
Stallet is the national venue for Swedish traditional folk music
and world music.
At Stallet you can listen to and dance to nordic folk music, flamenco, klezmer, tango, African, Irish, Brasilian, Persian and much more music
from all over the world.
Stallet is situated in the middle of Stockholm in between Nybrokajen and Kungsträdgården. Welcome!



Stallgatan 7, Stockholm
(T) Kungsträdgården


Stallet drivs av

Riksförbundet för Folkmusik och Dans med stöd av
Statens Kulturråd, Stockholms Läns Landsting och Stockholms Stad.

I samarbete med Kulturens Bildningsverksamhet.




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