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 take root in your mind. Like the flower, they will be impossible to remove.
Jazz singers at heart, Iris, Lise, Linda and Agnes – the four singers 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 have been touring in Sweden, Denmark, the USA and Canada since.
The workshop ends with a pop-up performance on Riverside Terrace.