Kongero – Live in Longueuil (Nordic Notes, 2021/07/30)
Live in Longueuil presents the live experience of a fabulous Swedish all-female vocal folk quartet called Kongero. The ensemble performs captivating versions of traditional Scandinavian songs with new a cappella arrangements that features finely crafted vocal interaction.
Kongero includes Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Anna Larsson and Anna Wikenius. In addition to recreating traditional songs, the four artists are also composers, who set poems to music.
The quartet’s name means “spider” in English. It is a word from a regional dialect spoken in Kongero’s region, the province of Jämtland in northern Sweden.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.