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RootsWorld's Music of the Month for February 2018

Nordic Raga
Nordic Raga
Riverboat Records / World Music Network

My February pick is a wonderful new work by Jyotsna Srikanth, Dan Svensson, Pär Moberg and one of RootsWorld's favorite artists, fiddler Mats Edén. This quartet is merging Nordic folk music traditions with the improvisational and structural idiosyncrasies of the Indian raga form. What results is not an easternized Nordic music, nor a northerized Indian music, but something completely their own.

These CDs were donated by the artist and Riverboat Records, so all proceeds go to support the magazine and radio program. I thank them for their generous support.

Listen to some of the music on the album:

"Vildhonung"

"Finnskogpols"

"Balkan Waltz"

"Polska fran Eda"

"Folk Dreams"

Nordic Raga

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More About Nordic Raga:
Nordic Raga is a group which experiments with bringing more improvisation in Nordic folk music, which traditionally doesn´t use improvisation much. To find inspiration for this they use models for how improvisation is used in classical Indian music, but use Nordic scales and rhythms.

In a typical Nordic Raga concert the emphasis is on improvised music, where the improvisation is based on scales and rhythms from Nordic folk music, but uses the tools of south Indian Carnatic music. But the band also performs both more traditional Nordic and Carnatic music. In the World Music business, the word ‘collaboration’ often has a negative ring to it. Perhaps because the projects are often put together in great haste, and the participants seldom have the chance to acquire in depth understanding of each others’ musical traditions. Not so in Nordic Raga, where the participants all have both a very thorough understanding of their own tradition AND a deep understanding and curiosity for the tradition of the counterpart.

The band is not afraid of trying new paths, and has for instance done a cooperation with Vindla, one of Sweden’s leading string quartets.

This is the band’s first CD, released by Riverboat Records.

Nordic Raga

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