A few weeks back, The Knife announced a mini-album of old material called Shaken-Up Versions. While it’s not out until June 17, the duo has already revealed a video from another project: Europa Europa, a “political activist cabaret” meant to raise awareness about human rights and immigration issues in Sweden and the rest of Europe. The free performance — featuring The Knife as its “house band” — premieres on July 1 in Almedalen, Gotland, and runs in various cities throughout Sweden every week up until the country’s September elections. Here’s a synopsis of what to expect, along with The Knife’s video and a trailer from the project:
“Why do we build walls against heroes? With the cabaret Europa Europa and the song and music video “För alla namn vi inte får använda” by Europa Europa and The Knife we want to praise all those hundreds of thousands of people who defy the cameras, the deadly waters, the barbed wire, the violence and the compact political resistance, and make it across the external and internal borders of Europe every year.
The song “För alla namn vi inte får använda” is a part of the cabaret and the lyrics will be handed out to the audience to sing along. In the music video you see the steps to the “political Macarena” dance choreographed by the dance- and choreographygroup Dom Dugliga. Learn the steps and dance along!”