The Knife For Alla Namn Vi Inte Far Anvanda music video

The Knife release video for new “Political Macarena” “För Alla Namn Vi Inte Får Använda”

Entrenched anti-immigrant politics, you just got SERVED.

- Jun 6, 2014

European voters are flocking to political parties with anti-immigrant platforms, though Sweden may be holding out against the tide. But there's a long way to go, and in response The Knife have created a "political activist cabaret" called Europa Europa alongside Swedish art collective FUL and writer/director Nasim Aghili, which will premiere on July 1 in Visby, Sweden, just before the country's elections.

The music video for "För Alla Namn Vi Inte Får Använda" showcases one of the cabaret's songs and its corresponding "Political Macarena," performed by a large and diverse group doing the dance of dissolved borders. The band say as much in their YouTube description manifesto for the clip:

"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."

Europa Europa will be performed for free in Almedalen, a pretty park in Visby. It's recommended by the band that you learn the dance in the video, and lyrics for the song will be passed out so you can do that clumsily as well.

The Knife's new EP Shaken-Up Versions is out digitally June 17 via Rabid/Brille/Mute; pre-order it here. Buy the Without You My Life Would Be Boring remix EP hereShaking The Habitual is out now.
Europa Europa and The Knife -- För alla namn vi inte får använda

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