Welcome to Kraja!
With a unique consistency and precision, four individual voices blend together as a single entity. Kraja have created their own musical universe: meditative, touching and poetic, which has enthralled audiences as well as critics.
After more than 17 years together on stages all over the world, four albums and a nomination for a Swedish Grammy, Kraja have become one of the most successful Swedish folk bands on the international music scene.
Their debut album in 2005 and the follow-up in 2008 consisted mainly of Krajas own arrangements of traditional Swedish folksongs. On the third album Brusand hav they chose a new direction, in which the members composed, produced and arranged all the music themselves.
This continued with Kraja´s much anticipated fourth album, released during the spring of 2015. Besides their own lyrics and poems by Swedish writers they now also presented traditional texts from different parts of the world, translated to Swedish.
In november 2016 Kraja´s fifth album “Isen sjunger” was released. A collection with winter and christmas songs. Throughout their time together, Kraja have sustained their foundation in traditional folk music, harmonies and sounds and captivated listeners from near and far.
In addition to concerts Kraja also give workshops and a children’s show called Helgas resa (Helga’s journey) for children aged three to nine.
Kraja consists of: Lisa Lestander, Frida Johansson, Eva Lestander, Linnea Nilsson – vocals