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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. 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, jazz – and a vision of challenging 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.

If you like 9 Grader Nord, we recommend discovering the following Tamil artistes – Susheela Raman, La Pongal, Anoushka Shankar, Bhi Bhiman and Abi Sampa.