The Ulla Billquist scholarship, which is awarded every year to a female artist who through her artistry enriches the Swedish music scene, goes this year to the artist Sarah Klang.
Whether the music is inspired by americana, 80s pop or R&B from the 1990s, above all with a sincerity that touches.
With her magnificent voice and this palette of emotions, this year's scholarship holder has an obvious connection to Ulla Billquist and her work ", writes Folkets Hus och Parkers in its motivation.
She is awarded a prize money of SEK 30,000.
- It gives me a warm feeling that my music has touched and been listened to, which of course is every songwriter and singer's goal and dream.
I believe that art and music bring people together and create empathy and understanding, something that I wish Ulla and other women from her time could take part in to a greater extent, says Sarah Klang in a press release.
Folkets hus och parker has since 1984 awarded the scholarship in honor of singer Ulla Billquist.
The scholarship recipient is awarded SEK 30,000.