Riffarrica

RIFFARRICA – it’s riffs and ancient folk songs, it’s powerful riff folk from Estonia!

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The name Riffarrica first comes up in The Cosmography of Aethicus Ister from 8th century. Lennart Meri (President of Estonia from 1992 to 2001) uses the name in his book Hõbevalge, when referring to the northern coast of ancient Estonia.

“Accordion, vocals and percussion create a sound that you’d never associate with just two musicians – with a little help from some
electronic gadgets, the accordion starts to screech like a hard rockguitar or obtains a tonal ambience as rich as that of a grand piano. It
helps to emphasise the strong groove which is an unmistakable trademark of the duo.” - Dani Heyvaert, Rootstime

participating in

  • WOMEX 2019
stand number WOMEX 19: 3.2-3.3, 3.10

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