- In-person event
Fränder plays modern acoustic folk music forged in the deep forests of the North. With seductive harmonies, heavy grooves and mesmerizing energy the members create a unique musical landscape filled with mystery and charm. Their music seeks to unlock your imagination, create stories and paint pictures in your mind.
They have found a strong symbiosis between the creative freedom within the expressive modern sound of Nordic folk music and the traditional music of their ancestors. With members from both Sweden and Estonia, their roots run deep in the soil of both countries. At the same time, their branches spread out towards the furthest shores of music, to connect the roots of traditional music with modern influences. They wish to create a bridge between the past and the present.
Fränder is an ancient Swedish word referring to both “family” and “kindred” as well as “fellow humans”; it describes a closer, more soulful relationship between us as human beings than just friends.
Fränder is presented as part of Nordic Bridges, a year-long cultural initiative led by Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.