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Kraja

Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden | INDIE

Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden | INDIE
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“Gratitude is what I feel when I listen to Kraja’s new album. These
four singers are simply getting better and better. This time they have
composed music to lyrics by other writers and this takes their music
to a whole new level. Vocals as clear as a bell, beautiful arrangements and, as a finishing touch, stylish guest appearances by Jonas Knutsson, Petter Berndalen and Chilean guitarist Nano Stern. Simply amazing!” - Peter Ahlbom, Spelmannen


“Kraja is nordic sound in concentrated form... Kraja just stand there, a
capella, and deliver four part singing with a perfection of form beyond
comprehension. Four sharp, rippling voices without the least friction.” - Mikael Strömberg, Aftonbladet


“It’s so sensitive, so stylish and with such convincing, almost extraterrestrial,
expertise. Their harmonies are shimmering, sparkling and
irresistible – they switch easy and in a natural way between elegance
and dynamics. I knew since before that Kraja was really, really good.
Despite that fact, I am completely knocked out from hearing the
album Under Himmelens Fäste.” - Tommy Granlund, Östran


Discography

Vacker väder (Drone Music 2005)
Under himmelens fäste (Drone Music 2007)
Norrland III Skaren (ACT 2008)
Brusand hav (Westpark Music 2011)

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The four memebers of Kraja met in music school while singing in choir together. They found each other by their common love of swedish folk songs. During 2012 the vocal quartet Kraja celebrate their 10 year anniversary. In spite of their young age, the members of Kraja can be considered to be veterans of Swedish traditional music, having recorded three CDs of their own and also one CD in collaboration with veterans Jonas Knutsson and Johan Norberg. On Kraja’s debut CD in 2005 and the follow-up in 2008 the repertoire consisted mainly of traditional Swedish folksongs.

On their latest CD Brusand Hav, Frida Johansson, Lisa Lestander, Linnea Nilsson and Eva Lestander have chosen a new direction by composing and producing all the music themselves. What remains is the foundation in traditional music and the harmonies and sounds that have become characteristic of Kraja and which have enthralled listeners from far and near.

Kraja is one of swedens most successful folkmusic exports with record sales high above regular in Sweden.