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Krilja
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Sweden
Influences: Gypsy , East European
Genres: romani, gypsy, russian, flamenco
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Remix / remaster to be released soon! On November 19 2021, Krilja will release a remix/remaster of their original, self-titled debut album. We're very happy with the result and are excited to present it to the world - our tribute to the Romani music tradition of Russia and Eastern Europe has never sounded better!

You can now pre-save the album on Spotify - it will then be automatically added to your Spotify library when it is released! Follow the link below to do so:
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/krilja/krilja

You can also pre-order the album on iTunes. Follow the link below to do so:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/krilja/1588625902?uo=4&app=itunes

If you prefer to purchase a physical copy of album, you can do so from the web shop on our website. Please send an email to liljansmusik@outlook.com to pre-order your copy today!

Excerpts from the remix can be heard here:
https://soundcloud.com/kriljamusic/sets/krilja more
ABOUT
Krilja is a trio based in Gothenburg, Sweden, who play traditional Roma/Gypsy songs from Russia and Eastern Europe. The music is of uncertain date but in many cases from the 19th century and onwards and shifts between lyrical melancholy and fiery intensity. The lyrics of the songs are in Romanes and Russian, and tell of sorrow, pain, poverty and suffering, but also love and passion.

The arrangements have been improvised by the musicians, often influenced by styles such as flamenco, but they remain true to the traditional idiom.

The name ”Krilja” means ”wings” in some dialects of Romanes as well as in Russian.

HistoryKrilja was founded in the autumn of 2010. Marita Johansson (vocals) and Jonas Liljeström (fiddle) were the original members, and the flamenco guitarist Emil Pernblad joined the group shortly thereafter. Since then we've performed in various venues, mainly on the West Coast of Sweden and in and around Stockholm - from cafés and culture centers to arts museums and churches. We've also performed abroad, including concert tours in Scotland in 2013 and Iceland in 2017.We seek to bring forth an aspect of the Romani music tradition which is less well known than the Balkan/South-East European tradition which is represented by artists such as Taraf de Haïdouks and Goran Bregovic, and we do it in our own way. We don't try to imitate anyone else; we define our own sound, very much influenced by the various genres and traditions that the individual band members are fluent in outside of the Romani musical idiom.

Members:

Marita Johansson (vocals)

Jonas Liljeström (fiddle, percussion)

Emikl Pernblad (guitar)