Kalabra
"Folka" - 2001 (CD 87084)
  Kalabra's self-titled album is one of the most upbeat albums I've ever heard. This new sextet plays a form of a jazz-folk fusion. It's a really interesting mix of vocals, flute, bass, percussion, saxophones, bouzouki, jews-harp, harmonica, and nyckelharpa. The Swedish press I saw when in Stockholm said that this is "modern Swedish folk music peppered with improvisation." This is a fair assessment, as Kalabra play and sing a combination of folk music, rock and jazz with vigorous rhythmic drive. Waltzes, polkas, schottisches, and even a ballad or two are part of the repertoire. Kalabra play and sing a combination of folk music, rock and jazz with vigorous rhythmic drive. Indeed, the rhythmic drive is the strongest element of their unique sounds, with the bright, breezy vocals of Ulrika Bodén (who also plays flute) creating a jazzy feel to their music