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Introducing Norway’s Tamil folk rock band 9 Grader Nord

Introducing 9 Grader Nord, a Tamil folk rock band from Bergen, Norway. The band was founded by flute-duo sisters Mira and Dipha Hiruchelvam, who were later joined by Jakob Sønnesyn on bass and Jakob Sisselson Hamre on cajón.

9 Grader Nord’s sound is a mix of flamenco, baila, carnatic, Indian cinema music and jazz. Their vision is to challenge the local Norwegian musical palate by fusing flavours from abroad. Singing in Tamil and Norwegian, 9 Grader Nord released their album ‘Jaffna’ in November 2019 – available on all streaming platforms.