Today, 2 May 2018, Salamander release their new album Como La Rosa which contains beautiful and emotional Jewish folk music from the Sephardic tradition - innovative, and yet firmly rooted in the tradition. We are very much satisfied with the result!

You can order a physical copy of the album at Bengans, and it is also available for downloading and streaming at iTunes, Spotify and others. Enjoy! :-)

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A couple of days ago, Salamander's second album "Como la rosa" was delivered from the record pressing plant! After three years' production, we're thrilled and proud to have the final product in our hands at last - and we're very pleased with the result!

The release party will take place at Kafé Hängmattan in Musikens Hus, Gothenburg, on May 2. It will be an evening full of beautiful and emotional Jewish music from the Sephardic tradition (and more). The entrance is free, and the concert starts at 7PM with admission from 6PM. Welcome!

You can pre-book a copy of the album right now - the cost is 130 kr including postage (approximately £12, €13 or $16). Send an email to liljansmusik@outlook.com to pre-book a copy!

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Our accordionist, flute player, singer etc Kristofer Yffén has recently left Salamander due to time constraints.

We thank him for a fun and creative cooperation and welcome our new member - our good friend and colleague Emil Pernblad, who will be playing Irish bouzouki and guitar! Emil is known mostly as one of Sweden's foremost flamenco musicians, but he has also delved into Celtic and Arabic traditional music as well as Latin American music and jazz during his long and multifaceted career.

Our mutual history goes back a long way. Salamander's fiddle player Jonas Liljeström and Emil Pernblad have known each other since their teenage years and they played in the band Celtic Connections in the early 90s, and since 2010 both Emil, Jonas and Salamander's vocalist Marita Johansson are members of the group Krilja.

Welcome, Emil!

Photo courtesy of Laurry Ramirez

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Salamander's upcoming album Como La Rosa recently went to print and will soon be available! The release will be celebrated with a launch concert at Café Hängmattan in Musikens Hus in Gothenburg on May 2 - it will be an evening of beautiful and emotional Jewish music from the Sephardic tradition. Welcome!

The concert starts at 7 PM and admission starts at 6 PM. Free entrance!

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Here is another teaser from Salamander's coming album Como La Rosa, due for release in the autumn of 2017. Enjoy!

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Here is a teaser from Salamander's upcoming album "Como la Rosa", due for release in the autumn of 2017. It is a Sephardic folk song entitled "Lavava y Suspirava", featuring our producer, recording technician and good friend Emil Pernblad as special guest on guitar. Enjoy! :-)

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On the 5th of August Salamander performed in Ytterlännäs Old Church, a fascinating 12th century church north of Kramfors in the north of Sweden. It was an exciting experience, and the church was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful venues we've ever performed in! Here is a video with some of the highlights of the concert.

We express our deepest gratitude to the cantor Ignatia Folcker for hiring us to perform at the church, and for treating us with flawless hospitality!

More information about the Ytterlännäs Old Church and its history can be found here.

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On Saturday 5th of August Salamander will perform in Ytterlännäs Gamla Kyrka, a marvelously beautiful 13th century church 13 kilometres north of Kramfors in the north of Sweden. The church is renowned for its opulent frescoes, and fascinating objects from across Medieval Europe can be found among its interiors - among others, a Byzantine doorknocker from the 9th century in the shape of a lion's head, possibly brought back to Scandinavia by a Viking.

We are delighted to be given the opportunity to perform in this beautiful environment which, much like our repertoire, reflects the ancient and the modern. This will also be the last concert with our dear member and friend David Odlöw who has worked with us since Salamander was founded seven years ago, but it is also the beginning of something new and exciting when David is replaced by the equally fantastic multi-instrumentalist Kristofer Yffén.

The concert starts at 6 PM and admission is free. You are very welcome!

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Our member David Odlöw has decided to leave Salamander due to time constraints. We thank him for almost 7 years of fruitful cooperation, and welcome his successor Kristofer Yffén (accordeon, mandolin, bouzouki, flute and much more). Kristofer is a graduate of the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg and is a brilliant musician with a broad experience of various folk/world music styles as well as early music, and we look forward to working with him!

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In the Spring of 2014, Salamander released it eponymous debut album; it was well received and received critical acclaim in Lira Musikmagasin (Sweden's leading world music magazine) and other media.

Now, a new album is under production. It was recorded in March 2015 and is currently being mixed - it will be released sometime in the Spring of 2016 under the title "Como la rosa". Much like the debut album, the upcoming album is a musical journey through time and space; from Kazakhstan in the east to Spain in the west, from Renaissance France to 19th century England.

On this website you can listen to excerpts from the debut album as well as a teaser from the upcoming album. You will also find a link to Bengans Record Store where you can purchase the album, and you can also download it from iTunes should you prefer that. In due time, more teasers from the upcoming album will become available for your listening pleasure on this website!

(Please note: Bengans Record Store does not currently ship to South and Central America. If you live there and wish to purchase the CD, please send an email to kontakt@liljansantikvariat.se. The cost is 130 Swedish kronor including shipping costs - approximately $20. Payment through Paypal only.)

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