”To see the world shine, let your heart rise…
RISE & SHINE!”

Swedish electro soul-rock superhero on a mission to help end the persecution of Falun Gong.

Debut album/graphic novel RISE & SHINE OUT NOW!

 

 
 
 
 
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Story

Born in Finland to a Swedish diplomat family, Oliver Actis Hallqvist moved around in his childhood. He grew up in Tokyo, New York, Helsinki and Stockholm.

Oliver dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, but when he was 18 he suddenly found himself haunted by invisible energies. The strange sensations made him question his sanity and hindered his ability to function normally in society. Suffering from deep-set anxieties and emotional isolation, Oliver sought professional help. Unable to find answers in psycho-therapy, he turned his attention to Eastern philosophies. He discovered the spiritual practice of Falun Gong, which taught him how to accept the invisible energies and break free of his inner turmoil...

 
 

Rise&
Shine

Diplomatic’s Rise & Shine album is not just a collection of songs, but a fully realized story crafted through both music and an original graphic novel. The illustrated book shows how Diplomatic’s creative energy and connection to the spiritual practice Falun Gong ignited his artistic mission...

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