Artist Profiles: Bazar Bla

Bazar Bla – Photo by Carl Hjelte

Bazar Blå is one of the leading bands on the new folk music scene in Sweden. Their original compositions are clearly influenced by Swedish traditions and heritage, but always having a modern touch of rhythms and soundscapes.

Coming from different musical backgrounds, each member brings their individual experiences to the band. This specific blend of personalities’ repertoire and fantastic musicianship is what gives their music its unmistakable character. A distinctly new folk music which the trio calls Transglobal Tripfolk. There is music inspired by traditions from all over the world with the ambition to invite the listener on a journey through time and space.

Jonas Hedin on Nyckelharpa; Bjorn Meyer on bass; and Fredrik Gille on drums, percussion.


Nordic City (Xource XOUCD 122, 1998)
Tripfolk (XourceXOUCD 13, 2000)
Live (Bazaarpool CD 1, 2003)
Nysch (Xource XOUCD 14/Bazaarpool CD3, 2004)
Lost (Bazaarpool CD13, 2009)
Twenty (2016)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


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