A kind of musical “wok” of Nordic folk music in pop clothing, spiced with funk, rock and jazz – that’s how the quintet Kalabra describe their music.
This is their second cd Folka (the first one was released by Caprice in 1997). This CD is produced by Mats Wester, best known as the man behind the Nordman records.
Kalabra consists of Ulrika Bodén (vocals), Erik Metall (bass), Sebastian Printz-Werner (drums and percussion), Simon Stålspets (nordic bouzouki, electric guitar, harmonica, willow flute) and Markus Svensson (nyckelharpa).
The history of the group started when they performed at Norrsken (Northern Light), which is Falun Folkmusik Festival’s “Winter collection” of folk music bands. Eventually this resulted in the CD Kalabra in 1997, which received much attention in folk music circles. Since then the group have toured extensively, playing at all Swedish venues worth mentioning, e.g. Falun Folkmusik Festival, Stockholm Water Festival, Berwaldhallen, etc. They have also made several tours organized by the regional music boards.
3.Ymnig Mossa 3'41
4.Det Brinner En Eld 5'20
5.Stolpe In 2'19
7.Galen Man 4'58
8.Före Gryningen 5'17
9.Harpans Kraft 6'56
10.Sus Och Dus 3'08
11.Jespers Äventyr 3'21
12.Sälbarnen Sover 3'33
Ulrika Bodén: vocals
Erik Metall: bass, mini-Moog
Sebastian Printz-Werner: percussion, drums, mbira
Simon Stålspets: bouzouki, electric guitar, harmonica, willow flute
Markus Svensson: nyckleharpa