”A Frankenstein’s monster of world music”
— Songlines Magazine, 2016
Thirteen musicians from six countries
and three continents all of whom met at Ethno Sweden in 2010! Together, VB have toured Europe for the past six years and released an acclaimed debut album (2015) that gave them this epithet:
”Sweden’s most exciting folk band” - Songlines Magazine (UK)
Indian percussion, Senegalese kora, Swedish fiddles, Galician bagpipes and Scottish flutes are just some of the flavours blending into the unique sound they have self-labelled Transglobal Roots Fusion.
In this all-star band from the new folk generation, one can find members of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners Last Orders, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award nominees Rura and Swedish Folk Award winners Kolonien and Sallyswag, alongside the winner of the All India Radio Competition and Carnatic devotional singer Charu Hariharan and rising star of the Senegalese griot tradition Abdou Cissokho.
”I’d urge anyone with an interest in hearing something truly groundbreaking and different to go out and see this band!”
- NE:MM MAGAZINE (UK)
#Twice-nominated for Band of the Year at the Swedish Folk and World music gala
(2016 & 2017)