The first-ever Polar Talks in New York City will take place on Wednesday 1 April at Streetbird Rotisserie in Harlem. Swedish music and cultural journalist Jan Gradvall will interview Elisabeth Vincentelli from the New York Post and John Seabrook from the New Yorker about the success of Swedish songwriters and music producers. Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jan Eliasson will be also be interviewed about his passion for music and how he uses it in his diplomatic work.
The Polar Music Prize celebrates the power and importance of music and is one of the most prestigious and unique music awards in the world. The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by the late Stig ”Stikkan” Anderson, one of the true greats in the history of popular music. As the publisher, lyricist and manager of ABBA, he played a key role in their enormous success. Its name stems from Stig Anderson´s legendary record label, Polar Music. Laureates from a wide range of countries, cultures and continents have received the Prize in Stockholm from the hand of His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Polar Talks in New York is by invitation only.