About us

Kolonien is folkmusic meeting from pop- and reggae grooves. With a playful synthesis of traditional and contemporary expressions, Kolonien delivers their thoughts of life with two guitars, one violin, percussion and laid back four part vocals. – Awarded “newcomer of the year 2013″ at swedish folk awards and was Selected “Best Young Folkband of the Year” in 2011


Things have developed quickly for Kolonien.

The band started 2010 when violinist Anna Möller joined the brothers Arvid & Erik Rask and Mischa Grind, adding the final voice in Koloniens characteristic four-part vocals.

The first year the band where invited to play abroad in Tanzania and Israel/Palestine, where they found inspiration and time to complete their sound, mixing folkmusic with pop- and reggae grooves. Dynamic compositions that enters the twentieth century, but still stays true to the roots.

This started to give Kolonien attention from audiences in Sweden, and in 2011 they where awarded ”Best Young Folk Act”. Upon that they released their debutalbum ”Clockwise” 2012, followed by a wide tour throughout Sweden and a few concerts in Croatia and Cyprus.

This established Kolonien as one of the more prominent new acts in the folkmusic scene today. And 2013 they got awarded ”Newcomer of the year” at Folk & Worldmusic awards, Sweden.
Later that year they also released the first half of their second album – a five track strong EP named “Sammanhang”. A well reviewed story of hope and a brighter future.

Looking back, Kolonien has since the start given more than 200 concerts in seven countries, through which  they’ve earned  a dedicated and varied audience.