Diakité and Sachs Award 2019 to Sara Parkman

Diakité and Sachs Award 2019 to Sara Parkman

The 2019 Diakité and Sachs Award is given to Sara Parkman for “living and leveraging Sweden’s cultural heritage as an existential bulwark against the resurgence of nationalism. Her art creates pockets of resistance where we least expected to find them – from the cavernous mines of Bergslagen to the hill farms of Hälsingland. Sara Parkman receives the 2019 Diakité and Sachs award for wielding folk music as a weapon in the fight to preserve the forgotten and marginalized bucolic ballads. Parkman achieves the rare feat of draping subversive social criticism in a stunningly beautiful, humoristic and supremely spiritual traditional array.”