Why The Nest loves Åkervinda
It is wonderful to hear pure voice—so ancient, so eternal, so moving. Their voices and songs resonated with everyone
– Victoria Hofmo, Norwegian American Weekly
Åkervinda's official bio
Iris, Lise, Linda and Agnes, the four singers of Åkervinda, take pride in their original and modern interpretation of the traditional folksongs of Scandinavia. The group’s name, Åkervinda, is inspired by a Swedish wildﬂower whose roots spread far and wide like rivers under the ground. Like the ﬂower, gracefully entwining melodies, rock solid groove, and ever intriguing harmonies will take root in your mind. Like the ﬂower, they will be impossible to remove.
Jazz singers at heart, the young women of Åkervinda share a deep love of folk music. Through improvisation, the group gives new life to traditional folk songs and stories of women throughout the ages. In 2014 they released their debut album “Kära Mor” (“Dear Mother”) and has been touring in Sweden, Denmark, the US and Canada since. Åkervinda has performed at Aarhus Vocal Festival, Malmö Arena, Hillerød Folk Festival and various folkfestivals in Sweden, as well as museums and venues in Toronto, New York and Chicago. Collaborations has been made with the Swedish folk musician Jens Ulvsand, the Canadian ﬁddle virtuoso Jaron Freeman-Fox as well as the Swedish internationally renowned trio Nordic.
Åkervinda is: Iris Bergcrantz, Agnes Åhlund, Linda Bergström & Lise Kroner