Folk artist returns home to promote understanding through song

After completion of his inspirational and successful tour of New York City schools, renowned Swedish folk artist Ben Olander will bring his lectures back to his home country of Sweden under the auspices of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. Olander is set to give presentations to schools and government institutions around Sweden through November.

Ben Olander’s presentations discuss the Holocaust and present Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, as an example of courage and what one person can do to prevent everything that comes between harassment and genocide. ”Raoul Wallenberg’s Battle Against Evil” is a performance centered on Raoul Wallenberg’s heroic deeds. ”The Triumph of Life” is a performance with songs and stories of the triumph of life, including a shorter presentation of Wallenberg’s deeds.

In March, Ben Olander, in association with the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, traveled to New York City schools to talk about understanding, acceptance, and fight against evil.

To listen to Ben Olander’s songs dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg, please visit
http://www.ben-olander.com/index_en.htm

For more information on The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, visit www.raoulwallenberg.net
Upcoming performances Ben Olander

(by July 1, 2006)

July 25 – Wapnö/Söndrums Församlingsgård – Raoul Wallenberg’s Battle Against Evil

Aug 9 – Allsång på berget, Halmstad – The Triumph of Life

Aug 24 – Lassgården (Gothenburg Kommun) – Raoul Wallenberg’s Battle Against Evil

Aug 29 – The Jewish Peace Logue, Stockholm – Raoul Wallenberg’s Battle Against Evil

Sept 20 – Burgårdens Gymnasiumskola – Raoul Wallenberg’s Battle Against Evil

Sept 20 – Stadsmuséet Gothenburg – The Triumph of Life

Sept 22 – Teaterstudio Lederman, Stockholm – The Triumph of Life

Sept 23 – Teaterstudio Lederman, Stockholm – The Triumph of Life

Nov 21 – Smurfit Kappa, L. Helfwetet, Halmstad – The Triumph of Life