Om natten on Spotify!

Our latest album "Om Natten" is now available on Spotify and other digital channels! Link

Back from WOMEX !

We really enjoyed ourselves at WOMEX. Check out some reviews here and here.

Release concert!

Celebrate our new album with us! At Stallet in Stockholm 7/9 and in Gothenburg 14/9 (place TBA) Stallet

"Navarra wants to, and succeeds in opening new windows into folk music... / with head and heart."
Thomas Johansson, Kulturbloggen
" of the year's most interesting and innovative albums.", "More contagious than the penguin flu"
Ola Claesson, Smålandsposten
"The stars for me of the whole event were the last night's performers, the energetic & charismatic Swedish combo Navarra"
Gwen Davies, New Welsh Review



Navarra ha since the start 2009 received attention for its irresistible energy and its genuinely original relationship with nordic traditional music. The first album, Nya Fönster ("New Windows") was nominated for the Manifestpriset award for Folk Music Album of the Year, as well as the Newcomer of the Year award at the Folk and World Music Gala of 2012. Reviewers described Nya Fönster as "one of the years most interesting albums" and wrote that "Navarra wants to, and succeeds in opening new windows into folk music". The music is both complex and simple, racy and tender, and the newly written lyrics has had many listeners finding their way into a genre where traditional lyrics often seem strange.

The project began in Gothenburg with Arvid's and Sofia's ambition to write music together. The inspiration came from various sources, but mainly within traditional Nordic music. Lyrics were to be in Swedish. After a couple of experiments with band composition everything fell into place when Erika and Calle joined the band, and Navarra took its present form. The band quickly became noted for its live shows, and has played at most of the major scenes for folk music in Sweden and Norway.

Arvid Kästel

Pianist and civil engineer with a background in jazz, pop and folk music. Likes messy rhythms from Värmland. Also plays with the group The Woods, Mats Berglund and Winding Stairs.

Sofia Bergström

Jönköping girl who spellbinds the audience with her complete stage presence and everyday phiolsophical lyrics. Has a background in theatre, and also sings in the vocal trio Lyss.
Sofias Myspace

Erika Risinger

Busily freelancing violinist and national folk musician with roots in Dalarna and Skåne. Musical leader for the folk music big band World Wide Orchestra, and a teacher at Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.

Carl-Johan Groth

Percussionist with background in Arvika and jazz, but is also an award winning folk musician in the duo Taket and also with the jazz-comets of 2012 Isabel Sörling Group.
Kalles Myspace


Nya fönster (2011)

1. Vågar Du
2. Vals Till Alla Idioter
3. Ta Mig Bort
4. Dagen Är Sin Egen Väg
5. Så Kom Fram
6. Vaggvisa Till Hevin
7. Ensam
8. Sväng Dig I Dansen
9. Manen I Svart
10. Liten Vals Av Glas
11. Kärringen I Trädet
12. Vandra Vidare

Om natten (2013)

1. Dansar
2. Tystnad läker inga sår
3. Naket hjärta
4. Halling
5. Bostadskarriär
6. Hur lång är natten
7. Vatten mellan stenarna
8. Fjärilen
9. Fredag
10. Vänligt hopplöst nej
11. Lillebror


Photo 1,2: Harald Nilsson, Photo 3: Johanna Hedborg, Photo 4: Sofia Assarson



Multikultifestivalen, Lidköping
Releasekonsert, Paviljong 8, Konstepidemin, Göteborg
Sala, Missionskyrkan
Köping, Kulturhuset Folkets Park
13/10 15.00
Malmö, Palladium
Sandviken, Kulturcentrum
Sigtunastiftelsen, Sigtuna


Førdefestivalen, Norge
4/6 2016
privat fest, Lund
Konsert med LM Engströms musikklasser
Workshop på Högskolan för scen och musik I Göteborg
Barnföreställning, Falun
Gamla Elverket i Falun


Malmö folkmusikförening
Konsert och workshop Ingesunds musikhögskola
15/8 2015
Konsert på Ornungastämman
4/9 2015
Konsert i Kvarnbyn, Mölndal
haapavesi folk festival, Finland
Undervisning Haapavesi folk festival
Turné, Musik i Uppland


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