Nordic Raga

One of the most exciting musical meetings I´ve heard and seen for a long time.”

(Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan (Swedish newspaper) January 2014).

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.

You can read more about Nordic Raga at the band´s own website nordicraga.st.

Nordic Raga also has a facebook page!